Here are the nominees, in a convenient, printable form.
‘fraid I just don’t think the Aviator is a good enough film to lead the pack with 11 nominations. And the only other one I’ve seen in the Best Picture list, Finding Neverland, doesn’t leave me that excited either. I mean, the Aviator is a fine film, but it all felt very fake to me, and I can’t stop thinking that Leonardo looks like a boy, even when he’s made up to look older. And I got a bit stuck on the cuteness of Finding Neverland, when the reality of the story is so tragic.
And no “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” in either best actor or best movie. Damn the short memory of the academy! At least Kate Winslet got a nomination.