With each passing year the pageantry and politics around award show spectacles seem to escalate. While I have no issue with the entertainment value, small talk value, or breed value, I want to remind you to take it all with a grain of salt.
Is Chris Nolan the new Steven Spielberg? Inception received eight nominations, including Best Picture, but Nolan failed to receive a directing nod. That is arguably the biggest surprise in the otherwise predictable batch of nominations.