The Oscar nominations are in – and KK, fabulous in Atonement (as in real life!) ain’t amongst them! We demand a recount! We’re sure Shirley McLaine and Liza hadn’t finished filling in their forms yet.
The only consolation is that Viggo Mortensen, whose arse did sterling work in the very excellent indeed Eastern Promises is up. For a nom.
Here’s the entire list (well, the interesting ones) with who we think should win asterisked…
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
George Clooney – Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood
Johnny Depp – Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street*
Tommy Lee Jones – In the Valley of Elah
Viggo Mortensen – Eastern Promises
WHAT? NO… Bradley Pitt for that Jesse James film?
ACTOR IN NOT QUITE SO LEADING A ROLE
Casey Affleck – The Assassination of Jesse James…
Javier Bardem – No Country For Old Men*
Hal Holbrook – Into the Wild
Philip Seymour-Hoffman – Charlie Wilson’s War
Tom Wilkinson – Michael Clayton
WHAT? NO… Robert Downey Jr. in Zodiac? In fact, where is Zodiac in these darn things?
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie – Away From Her
Marion Cotillard – La Vie en Rose*
Laura Linney – The Savages
Ellen Page – Juno
WHAT? NO… Keira in Atonement?
ACTRESS IN A BIG ROLE BUT NOT QUITE BIG ENOUGH. SORRY.
Cate Blanchett – I’m Not There
Ruby Dee – American Gangster
Saoirse Ronan – Atonement*
Amy Ryan – Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton – Michael Clayton
WHAT? NO… Kelly McDonald in No Country for Old Men?
No Country For Old Men*
There Will Be Blood
WHAT? NO… Zodiac?