CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR!
Yes, that was random...sorry. But he's always been one of my favourite actors in many of my favourite films, e.g. Waterloo, The Sound of Music, Murder by Decree, etc as well as being the original narrator of Sir William Walton's Henry V. Also he's inevitably getting older (he just turned 80 last December!) so there aren't many more chances for him to win. I can't believe that this is his first Oscar nod though...he's been in film for such a long time already. Here's hoping that he wins!
Oh, and also Colin Firth surprisingly got a nomination for Best Actor. But he was playing a very non-Firth/Darcy role this time so I'm not that surprised. It's good for him though...he'll probably now be able to budge the shadow of Mr Darcy off him after 15 years of P&P obsession with him.