Academy Award nominees have just been announced. The big initial shockers and discussions is Laura Linney got nominated (in the spot normally thought to belong to Angelina Jolie), the Atonement DID get nominated for best picture, Jason Reitman scored his first directing nod for Juno, and Tommy Lee Jones got nominated for In the Valley of Elah. And Surf's Up sneaks in for an animation nod.
Looking closer, there will be certain thoughts to come about the Original Song catagory which saw Enchanted receiving 3 of the 5 nods.
Also little love for Sweeney Todd or Into the Wild which both received 3 nods each.
Here's how I faired on my predictions:
I had a 5/5 predictions correct in: Best Picture, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, Cinemotography
I had a 4/5 prediction correct in: Lead Actress, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction, Original Score, Sound Editing
I had disappointing 3/5 for: Best Director, Lead Actor, Documentary, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Costume Design
I horrible 2/5 for: Best Foreign Language Film, Orginal Song
Plus, 2/3 in Animated film & Visual Effects, and 1/3 in Makeup.
Official Count: As I count There Will Be Blood & No Country For Old Men lead with 8 nods, and Michael Clayton and Atonement trail just behind with 7 nods. Ratatoille has 5 nods, while Juno and The Diving Bell and The Butterfly trail behind with 4 nods.