• This is actually Nick Nolte’s third Oscar nomination! (For Warrior.) He was most recently snubbed for his work in Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.
• While, as usual, women don’t direct any films, because they can’t, due to being women, and therefore they don’t get nominated, two women actually at least somehow got nominated for Best Screenplay! That’s Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig, who co-wrote Bridesmaids, which should totally win its category. And! A woman actually got nominated in the Adapted Screenplay entry! Co-nominated at least; husband-and-wife team Peter Straughan & Bridget O’Connor wrote Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy which should completely and utterly win, because that is a great script. Unfortunately she died in late 2010.
• I bet Spain’s really glad they nominated Black Bread, instead of Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In. It is, however, the first movie in Catalan to be put forward! It is also the first movie in Catalan to be snubbed in favor of some other countries’ films at the Oscar nominations. “Grim but gripping” said Variety! “Stodgy, starchy and not particularly nutritious” said the Hollywood Reporter! “Totally didn’t see it,” said everyone in America.
What else am I missing? (And no, our boyfriend Michael Fassbender wasn’t snubbed, Shame just wasn’t a very good movie. Oh also! Drive got nominated for sound editing! Which, YES, OBVIOUSLY!)