The Oscar nominations were announced this morning.
- Two nominations for Denys Arcand’s Les Invasions Barbares w00t! Best original script and best foreign film.
- Eleven nominations for Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Hopefully Peter Jackson will be getting best director.
- Bill Murray for best actor in Lost In Translation (one of four nomination including best picture and best director for Sofia Coppola, only the third woman to get such a nomination).
- Ken Watanabe in Last Samurai for best supporting actor.
- Five nominations for Pirates of the Caribbean including Johnny Depp for best actor.
- Seabiscuit and Master And Commander for best picture? Are you kidding me?? I haven’t seen Cold Mountain or Big Fish (only nominated for best music) but from general reaction they seem like much better choices.
- Speaking of Master And Commander: ten nominations?? I loved that movie but ten? Get a grip academy.
- No Nicole Kidman or Scarlett Johansson. Not saying they necessarily should have gotten nominations, just surprised neither did.