Obviously I could talk about Kate right now. But who hasn't?
Damn it, I am SO happy Milk made it in (and big). I know it's gonna be luck to even win two (Actor and O. Screenplay) but ugh, I'll take what I get. The Score nomination for Danny Elfman was AMAZING (here's why) and the Costume mention was surprising but absolutely deserved. They nominated a semi-recent period film without corsets! Wowzers.
For the sake of discussing it, since it seems like I'm never gonna get to my review of it, I really liked Josh Brolin, but he didn't deserve a nomination over Franco. And neither deserved a nom more than Emile Hirsch, which was never really gonna happen, LOL. The entire ensemble works though. I really hope the Actors have realized Slumdog isn't actually a freaking ensemble, and no one in it is even as good as the lowest standout in Milk in time for this Sunday. It deserves it so much.
Also: Sean *needs* to win. I still haven't seen The Wrestler, but I doubt Rourke will top what Penn accomplished for me. The performance, much like the entire film and everything it stands for, just means so much to my state of being. Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooove.
So, what were your thoughts? I need to be slapped back down to earth. :)