Not long ago, I made a statement about 2015 being just okay. Then December and January came along to slap me right across the face. These Oscar Nominations are totally unexpected and just for me. Almost everything I wanted to happen happened.
Now, I know you're all upset about the lack of love for Carol, but to replace that is some big time love for The Big Short, my favorite and, in all seriousness, the most important movie of 2015. This plays into why I love this year's nods so much. For everything it snubbed, it filled the gap with something equally worthy.
Reaction #8: Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn!!!!!! Everybody knew it would happen. I still love it. And I have nary a clue how Actress in a Leading Role is gonna play out. Probably Brie Larson, and I'm fine with that.
Formal obligatory prediction post coming soon....