2009 was a good year for geek movies. Of course, there were a few notable exceptions, but we are a culture that can occasionally embrace such duds as secret cinema gold, and usually forget the rest. Usually.
Yesterday's announcement of the 82nd Academy Awards
nominees shows that Hollywood has also noticed that Science Fiction, animation, and, um, Quentin Tarantino
stepped up to the plate and slammed out quite a few home runs this year. This year's awards ceremony includes the 2nd animated nominee for best picture in history
, the first Wallace and Gromit
movie since 2005, and...
Well, we'll be honest with you. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
was nominated for an award. But its just Sound Mixing! Nobody even knows the difference between that and Sound Editing. The rest is much more exciting, we promise. Follow the jump for the things we are most excited about in this year's Academy Awards.