This year's Oscar...pardon me, Academy Award nominations, were announced this morning. (Industry folks hate when you say "Oscar;" kind of like how Democrats get offended when I call them "donkeys.")
At first glance it appears to be all about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Milk, and Slumdog Millionaire with their multiple nominations. I haven't seen any of these films yet. Not that I don't want to, but in the days of $13 movie tickets, $8 Cokes, long lines, and rowdy audiences, I tend to be extremely choosy about what I queue up for. Not that that stopped me from seeing The Dark Knight three times. Yes, Heath Ledger was nominated for Best Supporting Actor.