The Academy Award nominations came out this morning, and I’m amazed. Not by what was nominated, or by who was snubbed. I’m stunned because I’ve seen only one of the films nominated for Best Picture, none of the performances nominated for Best Actor or Best Actress and one performance each (in the same film) from the Supporting categories. So at this point, I’ve got no one to root for except Martin Scorsese. I have no idea whether his movie is any good or not (though I think I can safely assume that it is), but the fact that the always pedestrian poor-man’s-Spielberg Opie Cunningham owns a Best Director Oscar and Martin Scorsese does not is simply unjust and must be corrected.