Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

23 January 2008


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.