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Oscar Noms Announced

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 22, 2008 5:50PM

2008_01_juno.jpgNominees for this year's Academy Awards were announced this morning and there weren't any huge surprises. Personally we're pretty excited to see P.T. Anderson up against the Coen brothers in both the directing and best picture categories. And everyone we've spoken too seem to think Ellen Page is deserving of her best actress nomination for Juno. in fact, for the first time in recent memory, we actually think just about all of the nominations are pretty right on.

But of course, they didn't get it all right. In the animated film of the year category the nominees are Persepolis (goin' the artsy route), Ratatouille (the odds on winner), and Surf's Up (what the - ?). Surf's Up? Seriously? There were no other more deserving features this year? Um, O.K.

And then we have the original song category. While Once's "Falling Slowly" will probably grab the win, we're still confused as to why Enchanted has THREE songs in the running. We realize soundtracks have seriously gone downhill since the days of Footloose and Top Gun, but do you really expect us to believe there's such a dearth of original music in movies that we need the same film nominated three times?

Let us know your thoughts and look for a more detailed dissection of the nominees tomorrow.

Pictured: Ellen Page