In case you're keeping score, my four favorite movies of the year all got nominated for Best Picture this morning.
Atonement: 7 nominations
There Will Be Blood: 8 nominations
No Country for Old Men: 8 nominations
Juno: 4 nominations
This is, in fact, one of the first years I can remember where I am really fond of all of the films up for Best Picture. I am happy about it.
The other big scorers this morning were Michael Clayton (which I really liked), Ratatouille (which I loved), and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (which I really liked).
There were some bizarre surprises this morning, too, which is why I like nomination morning so much.
I was most excited by Ruby Dee's nomination. And Michael Giacchino's. And, of course, Viggo Mortensen, who totally deserves this. It's about time.