The nominees are out.
And amongst them are unknowns, good choices, odd omissions and controversy enough to last until the ceremony.
Amongst the good: Departed for best picture, Prestige for art direction. Among the odd: Leonardo di Caprio for Blood Diamond (at least the south african accent in the trailer is way less convincing than his act in the Departed), replacing Jack Nicholson with Mark Wahlberg (as the angriest cop in the world) for supporting character.
But the tally of unseen films (starting from Pan’s Labyrinth) is too high for comfort – so the new year’s resolution of “a movie a month” must be upgraded, at least to two per…