And the surprises I heard off your lips today included The Blind Side and District 9...although District 9's not a huge surprise, just I didn't think it would happen.
Penelope Cruz got in for Nine, and Maggie Gyleenhaal rides Bridges coat-tales for her role in Crazy Heart (probably Julianne Moore).
Invictus got in for the actors with Damon and Freeman with nods, but not for the film or director...Clint Eastwood may have lost his fans.
I felt pretty good to see my director predictions, lead actor and actress predictions dead on, but still see some surprises in Best Picture and in the supporting categories.
I'll have to look it all over some more thoughts later, but no matter what the announcements, I love Oscar nomination morning.