And there are absolutely no surprises. The only woman nominated for a screenwriting award is Nia Vardalos (which makes me feel ill), The Pianist is the only Adapted Screenplay (and Best Picture!) nominee I haven't seen, and Julianne Moore got two nominations instead of a big fatty "This Girl Rules" award.
Among twenty nominated actors, we got one Latina (Salma Hayek, who wore a unibrow with pride) and one African-American (Queen Latifah, which'll make Dad happy indeed, as she was frickin' awesome). Nice to know that the Oscars are all about diversity - every once in a while.
(Before you ask who else there was: Alfred Molina for Frida, Dennis Haysbert for Far From Heaven, any cast member from Y Tu Mama Tabien... Yeah.)
Stay tuned for Liz's Unbeatable Oscar Picks - last year I went 9.5 out of 10 (deducting a half point for leaning towards Altman over Howard, but guessing either) - a bit closer to the actual ceremonies.