I am bored by the acting categories. But here are some ones that are rad:
Which Way Home as Best Documentary.
(The current widely perceived front runner, The Cove, is a manipulative piece of crap that was wonderfully skewered by the South Park episode “Whale Wars.”)
In the Loop for Best Adapted Screenplay. Unconvinced that this is a Great Movie For the Ages? Read Armando Iannucci’s piece on the recent Chilcot Inquiry of Tony Blair and Iraq. It will scare you.
The Secret of Kells for Best Animated Feature.