No major surprises among the nominees, as far as I can tell. I guess Dreamgirls missing the cut on best picture comes as a small surprise, and I wasn’t expecting Paul Greengrass to get a best director nomination for United 93, but overall, the choices were relatively predictable. Sacha Baron Cohen should have been nominated for best actor, perhaps, but at least Borat got some recognition.
For the category I care about the most:
Documentary Feature: Deliver Us From Evil, An Inconvenient Truth, Iraq in Fragments, Jesus Camp, and My Country, My Country.
I’m a little bummed that Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore missed the cut, but I can’t argue with these nominees. I’d like to see Iraq in Fragments or An Inconvenient Truth win the award, but all five films are worthy, which is a testament to the fact that documentary as a genre is continuing to thrive.
So what do you think? Any major snubs? Who’s going to take home a golden statue?
Update: Go here for a discussion of the results.