Oscar Surprises? Not Really

It doesn’t look like there are that many surprises this year. Acting nominations include: Meryl Streep (Best Actress), George Clooney (Best Actor), Mo’Nique (Best Supporting Actress), Gabourey Sidibe (Best Actress).  For directing, it is no surprise to all of us that James Cameron was nominated for Best Director.  Others on the list include: Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) and Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker).  Of course, Avatar was on the list as one of the 10 picks for Best Picture.  For a complete list of nominees, please visit the official Oscar site.