Oscar nominations are out
. I can't be bothered going through who will probably win this year, but I can tell you who I'd prefer
to see win: Finding Neverland
for Best Film; Johnny Depp as Actor in a Lead Role; Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Pierre Bismuth for the Best Original Screeplay for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
; David Magee for Adapted Script for Finding Neverland
; Xiaoding Zhao for Best Cinematography for Shi mian mai fu/House of Flying Daggers
; The Incredibles
team for Sound Editing, Achievement in Sound and Best Animated Film; and Spider-Man 2
for Visual Effects.
I don't expect Finding Neverland
will actually pick up any awards, but only because The Aviator
and Leo seem to have charmed the voters. Of course, I should point out I haven't seen either The Aviator
so a lot of these choices are based on a very, very enjoyable viewing experience with Finding Neverland
and The Incredibles
being very, very well crafted, albeit not quite as aimed at kids as one might have expected.