Short post, but the Oscars have been anounced! We are now in the home stretch. Some of the categories (Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor) are already decided. But it is the categories such as Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture that really excite with their diversity and strength. It will be an amazingly fun Oscars to watch and I can’t wait to see Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin host!

One other intersting note, in the Achievement in Cinematography category, Bruno Delbonnel was nominated for “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince”. This isn’t a surprise based on his work, because I thought the film was beautiful. The surprise is that he is not nominated at the ASC (American Society of Cinematographers) awards. Though sometimes this happens where nominees don’t match, its a surprise because he in effect replaced Dion Beebe for “Nine”. “Nine” has more ‘Hollywood’ weight so to speak and there lies the surprise.

Congratulations to all the nominees, and good luck! I will be posting my picks sometime before the Oscar Ceremony.