Some random thoughts, pre-Oscar nominations...

4:03am, PST, 01/22/08 - Do they announce the Oscar noms at 4:30am or was that 5:30am? Dahhh. I guess it was 5:30am. I could have slept another hour. Oh well.

4:17am, PST, 01/22/08 - I wonder if Daniel Day-Lewis is up. Is it more fun to be on the east coast eating a bagel when they call your name, or George Clooney half-asleep in Malibu? Who's George Clooney dating?

4:27am, PST, 01/22/08 - I shouldn't have drank that diet coke at midnight. Reminder for next year. Don't fall asleep in front of the t.v. the night before Oscar noms.

4:53am, PST, 01/22/08 - Ok, it's officially alright to call (or at least text) our man down at the Oscar noms announcement. Let's see what kind of food they're serving.

4:55am, PST, 01/22/08 - Official Academy breakfast: scrambled eggs, pastries, sausage, French toast...French toast. Yummy...

5:02am, PST, 01/22/08 - Starting to get excited. Must be anticipation, because it's almost the moment. Or maybe it's the whole sleep deprivation thing.

5:07am, PST, 01/22/08 - I bet Clooney's awake. 3 to 1, Depp's still in bed. Which nominees are hungover at Sundance?

5:17am, PST, 01/22/08 - Pleeease let there be an Oscars show. If not, they should announce the winners at 1:37am, and each category in a different language. Ya know, mix it up a little.

5:23am, PST, 01/22/08 - No offense to Keira Knightley, but Academy, don't nominate everything for Atonement. Throw a bone to something unpredictable like Bourne or Knocked Up.

5:27am, PST, 01/22/08 - A calm prevails. I sense hope ahead, a future where writers and producers get along, an Oscar show goes on, and Into the Wild gets a Best Pic nomination.

5:38am, PST, 01/22/08 - And the Oscar noms go to...

5:44am, PST, 01/22/08 - Well, all is still pretty much right with the world. Into the Wild didn't get that nomination, but at least Juno did. And I can still catch another hour of sleep. Thank goodness for the VPN.


And the Oscar noms went to ... (full list at, and more upcoming on the Awards Watch site)

Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth : The Golden Age
Julie Christie, Away from Her
Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
Laura Linney, The Savages
Ellen Page, Juno

George Clooney, Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd
Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah
Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises

Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
Ruby Dee, American Gangster
Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton

Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson's War
Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild
Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton

Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Jason Reitman, Juno
Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
P.T. Anderson, There Will Be Blood