Totally watched the nominees get announced this morning! It was totally awesome! Most awesome part -- not having to get out of bed, and going right back to sleep afterwards. There's really nothing like waking up to Signorney Weaver (looking way too good for 5:30 AM, by the way).
Reasons to be happy:
Cold Mountain getting the shaft, especially in the Best Adapted Screenplay category (I'd been dreading that).
Interesting screenplay noms overall.
Halle Berry really did end racism, at least in the Best Supporting Actor category. Latino, African, Japanese... Has there ever been a more diverse set of nominees?
On the feminist side: Four women nominated for screenwriting (six if you count Jim Sheridan's daughters, which I think we can) and one nominated for Best Director. That's like a million times better than last year.
It is fitting that The Year Nicole Kidman Sucked is capped by her not being nominated for a thing. I am pleased by this.
Reasons to be sad:
The most boring Best Song nominations in my lifetime (only bright light -- A Mighty Wind!)
Finding Nemo will have to content itself with Best Animated Feature. I knew my dreams of it getting nominated for Best Picture were fallacy.
"There are only two white guys in this category!" = diversity
Sean Astin rocked the mike right. He deserved a nod.
Love Actually was a better screenplay than it was a movie. I woulda liked to see it get a nod.
I like Johnny Depp a whole awful lot. I'm quite happy for him. But Academy Award Nominee Pirates of the Carribean? If you'd heard that a year ago, would you have believed it?
Overall, I'm a lot happier than expected. And now I have to see In America, Mystic River, Master and Commander... There are worse fates.