The complete list of nominees is here â€” we would just like to point out that in the IFC News podcast that went up yesterday, we went on record as saying we didn’t think "Dreamgirls" would get a Best Picture nomination. How can we be so right all the time? Even we don’t know. Otherwise, "Little Miss Sunshine" slips in as the sleeper surprise nom, the doc list is about a solid as the Oscars have ever managed, and "Volver," one of the most critically adored films of the year, didn’t get a Best Foreign Language Film nod.
While we’re here, a quick look at a few of the other things that went up yesterday on IFC News:
The Sundance catalog describes it as "the freshest and best anti-war movie of this troubled time," but [James] Strouse‘s drama is as non-committal as the current Democratic party â€” vaguely pro-military, vaguely anti-war and unwilling to take a stand.
And Aaron Hillis looks at what happens when fanboy directors act.