I did not see some of those things coming. Most notably no Dreamgirls for Best Picture. Just... wow. I'm sort of shocked. It got eight nominations, yet not Picture, Director or Screenplay nominations. Wow. Three of those nominations were for Original Song though, so that's sort of crazy.
Also, No Jack Nicholson! I'm excited about that, especially since Mark Wahlberg got in instead of him.
Letters From Iwo Jima with Picture, Director and Screenplay nominations? Wow. Eastwood has officially been crowned as God. And Paul Haggis makes it three in a row. How the fuck did that happen?
But, the biggest and saddest loss... No Volver for Best Foreign Language Film. What. The. Fuck. ???. Seriously. HUH? That makes no sense at all. That's crazy. Utterly crazy.
So very very happy to see Paul Greengrass nominated for Best Director, and the team behind Borat and Children of Men nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Happy Feet in Animated Film.
It was delightful to see Salma Hayek scream in delight for Penelope Cruz and then get choked up over the nominations for Babel and Pan's Labyrinth (which got one of the highest totals!)
Totally wild to see The Prestige up for two totally deserved nods. Same for THE BLACK DAHLIA!!!!!!!
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA FOR BEST COSTUME DESIGN!!!!!!
Click is officially an Oscar nominee! LOL. WTF?
Children of Men for Screenplay, Cinematography AND Editing. YES.
The Academy definitely gave us some lovely presents this morning... but also stole some candy from some babies. I'll obviously write a more cohesive discussion later. But I'm really tired.