Surprisingly unobjectionable Oscar nominations this year. Yes, Two Towers more or less got stiffed. However, I’m rather glad to see Christopher Walken get a well-deserved nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and I’m glad to see John C. Reilly get the same on sentimental grounds even though I haven’t seen Chicago yet. (Note: Bill Condon wrote Chicago. Good talent involved in that there movie, and hey, Condon got nominated for Best Screenplay Adaptation!) I’m also very pleased about the Best Actor nods to Michael Caine and Nicholas Cage. And they noticed Julianne Moore in Far From Heaven.
Hm. Maybe I should be grumpier; I don’t see either City of God or Y Tu Mama Tambien on the Best Foreign Film nominee list. Possibly City of God didn’t qualify this year? Not sure how that works; it didn’t have a non film festival release in the US until January 2003.