*With the bizarre screenplay snub for "Michael Clayton," Diablo Cody certainly pushes ahead as the clear frontrunner in Best Original Screenplay.
*Big boost for Eastwood - can the Oscars even deny nominating him twice more, let alone just one?
*David Cronenberg snubbed again, despite strong love for "Eastern Promises". Shameful.
*Seven nominations? How much did the Weinsteins have to pay to see "The Great Debaters" slip in there?
*And with seven nominations, "Into the Wild" takes a huge step back. Not even Hal.
*Cate and Hoffman get two nominations. Hoffman making the cut for "The Savages" but not Linney probably ends her chances, unless SAG brings her back.
*Sweeney Todd's winning Best Comedy/Musical, but we probably all knew that.
*Best Comedy/Musical Actress has two young guns in there. Should be fun to see.
*"Atonement" has become, definitely, our big front-runner for now. You know that BAFTA will go nuts for it, as will the guilds.
UPDATED TO SAY: Jeff Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere seems to have a little bit of a vendetta against Eastern Promises, and specifically Viggo Mortensen's nomination. LAME. Mortensen, with his first nomination, gave his best performance yet, and was sadly snubbed by the Globes (and everyone) for AHOV a few years back. Viggo's nomination may be my favorite nomination of the day.