Shit. I was really hoping this wouldn't get nominated. Who was I kidding?
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is so the new Forest Gump and no one is pretending it isn't. I just have zero desire to see it. And even people who like it are all, "It's LOOOONG."
I have at least already seen and enjoyed Milk and Frost/Nixon, though I still need to see Slumdog Millionaire and The Reader.
I'll watch all of the acting nominees that are still around, of course. There really don't seem to be any big surprises...maybe Robert Downey, Jr. for Tropic Thunder--not really Oscar-type fare, normally--though of course against Heath Ledger...that category's a given. And I guess The Reader is somewhat surprising...but it was still a possibility, nothing truly surprising.
I do hope In Bruges gets Best Screenplay, and I'm hearing great things about Waltz With Bashir, which I would love to see (Best Foreign Film, Israel). Other than that, I'm just really not that excited about anything in particular. I just hope I don't adore Slumdog, loathe Benjamin Button and then have to sit through another Forest Gump beats Pulp Fiction moment. That one still pisses me off.
Here are all the nominations, they air February 22nd (Sunday) and Hugh Jackman is hosting. Hmmm...still don't know about that one. I'm sure he'll be fine, it's just an odd choice.