That's the Oscar nominees, of course, not the presidential candidates, of whom we have all heard more than most of them will ever deserve! Today is the day when the nominations for this year's Academy Awards were announced. Sadly - sad for what it says about my relationship with popular movie culture - I have so far seen only one of the Best Picture nominees (Spotlight). I did, however, plan to see The Martian, but somehow just never made it. And I would certainly like to see The Big Short and Brooklyn when and if I get the chance. Their inclusion in the list of nominees should at least motivate me to do so sometime between now and February 28! And then (hopefully) I may have more to say about them all!