Oscar nominations

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations this morning. Here's the list of the major nominees and categories: Best Supporting Actress Cate Blanchett -- "I'm Not There" Ruby Dee -- "American Gangster" Amy Ryan -- "Gone Baby Gone" Tilda Swinton -- "Michael Clayton" Saoirse Ronan -- "Atonement"

Best Supporting Actor Casey Affleck -- "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" Javier Bardem -- "No Country for Old Men" Philip Seymour Hoffman -- "Charlie Wilson's War" Hal Holbrook -- "Into the Wild" Tom Wilkinson -- "Michael Clayton"

Best Actress Cate Blanchett -- "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" Julie Christie -- "Away from Her" Marion Cotillard "La Vie en Rose" Laura Linney -- "The Savages" Ellen Page -- "Juno"

Best Actor George Clooney -- "Michael Clayton" Daniel Day-Lewis -- "There Will Be Blood" Johnny Depp -- "Sweeney Todd" Tommy Lee Jones -- "In the Valley of Elah" Viggo Mortensen -- "Eastern Promises"

Best Director Julian Schnabel -- "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" Jason Reitman - "Juno" Tony Gilroy -- "Michael Clayton" Joel and Ethan Coen -- "No Country for Old Men" Paul Thomas Anderson -- "There Will Be Blood"

Best Original Screenplay "Juno" "Lars and the Real Girl" "Michael Clayton" "Ratatouille" "The Savages"

Best Adapted Screenplay "Atonement" "Away from Her" "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" "No Country for Old Men" "There Will Be Blood"

Best Foreign Film "Beaufort" "The Counterfeiters" "Fatyn" "Mongol" "12"

Best Animated Picture "Persepolis" "Ratatouille" "Surf's Up"

Best Picture "Atonement" "Juno" "Michael Clayton" "No Country for Old Men" "There Will Be Blood"

I guess if there's an upshot to this list -- which is rather lackluster in totality -- is that we no longer have to imagine a world in which "Napoleon Dynamite" received Oscar nominations for writing, directing, acting, and picture. Thanks, "Juno." Honest to blog.*

Click here for the complete list of nominees.

*Can you believe that that piece of writing, from "Juno," is now, officially, Oscar-nominated? What has happened to our movies? Wake up, America!