The noms are in, and they’re pretty much what I expected. Avatar has a shitload of them, and will probably walk away with a handful of statues. But a big Thumbs Up to the Academy for giving four nominations to District 9. Not only is it an amazing film, and quite possibly the best of its genre in decades, it totally kicks the crap out of Cameron’s 3D ripoff of, er paean to a bunch of other stories .
I believe the universe exists as delicate balance of opposing forces that are constantly in flux. So a big Middle Finger to the Academy for not nominating D9’s lead Sharlto Copley, and for completely ignoring Moon and its star, the irrepressible Sam Rockwell. (Apparently Sony pictures didn’t want to pony up for DVD screeners of Moon for fear of video piracy. Fucking lame excuse if I ever heard one.)
As for the rest, frankly I couldn’t give a shit. Of that list I saw I think three: Up, Coraline and the utterly atrocious Inglourious Basterds. I’ll be getting a good night’s sleep on March 7.