Morning folks! Well, it’s Australia Day here Down Under, and the news coming out of Hollywood once more affirms my belief that we have some of the worlds best actors: a bunch of Aussies are up for an Oscar this year, including first time nominee Jackie Weaver, for her astonishingly good portrayal of Janine Cody in local flick Animal Kingdom. Geoofrey Rush is once more in the running, for his Best Supporting Actor nod for The King’s Speech, alongside everyone’s favourite Brit, Colin Firth, who’s up for Best Actor for the same film. Perennial awards attendee Nicole Kidman is up for a Best Actress gong for her searing showing in Rabbit Hole. To me, the big surprise is the lack of inclusion of Inception director Christopher Nolan for Best Director, while the film he made is included in the expanded 10-Nominee list for best feature.
I’ve stolen the complete list of nominees from Wikipedia, and you can check it out below! I’m going to scour the list and give you my hot tips in a week or so.