oscar nominations

oscar.jpgIn case you missed it this week, the Academy of Motion Pictures released this year’s list of Oscar nominations. Any surprises? Any films that should have been nominated? Some of the highlights…

Best Picture

  • “Atonement”
  • “Juno” *
  • “Michael Clayton” *
  • “No Country for Old Men”
  • “There Will Be Blood” *

Actor

  • George Clooney in “Michael Clayton”
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood”
  • Johnny Depp in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
  • Tommy Lee Jones in “In the Valley of Elah”
  • Viggo Mortensen in “Eastern Promises”

Actress

  • Cate Blanchett in “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”
  • Julie Christie in “Away from Her”
  • Marion Cotillard in “La Vie en Rose” *
  • Laura Linney in “The Savages”
  • Ellen Page in “Juno”

Director

  • “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” Julian Schnabel *
  • “Juno” Jason Reitman
  • “Michael Clayton” Tony Gilroy
  • “No Country for Old Men” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
  • “There Will Be Blood” Paul Thomas Anderson

The full list of nominees can be found on the Academy’s site.

* Seen it.

* Hope to see it before the Awards show.

As an aside, Juno is one of my favorite films of the past few months and this is one of the great scenes from the movie. Don’t worry… no spoilers!

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