The Oscar nominations are fine and all, which is a nice change of pace. A few interesting notes:
  • Sarah Polley is an Oscar nominee.
  • If Oscar nominations were actually an accurate representation of quality, it looks like I was the only guy on this site who was right about Michael Clayton.
  • Ruby Dee is this year’s recipient of the “Oh, shit you’re dying soon!” customary nomination.
  • Atonement is this year’s “Nick hasn’t seen this movie but is gonna hate on it anyhow’ flick.
  • If No Country for Old Men doesn’t win Best Picture I’m personally going to your house to rape your parakeet and/or sugar glider.
  • This is the best Supporting Actor grouping ever.
  • Viggo getting a Best Actor nom is just desserts. Nothing against Lord Cronenberg, but imagine that film without Viggo. Probably not even a theatrical release.
  • Did anyone see The Golden Compass? Fucking FX were decent to good to asshole at times.
  • If The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford does not win for cinematography, I’ll resurrect and re-rape your pets.

Which brings me to this:

What more does Roger Deakins have to do to be officially crowned the God of DP’s?