The New York Times film critics, A.O. Scott, Manohla Dargis, and Stephen Holden, have made their selection for possible Academy Award nominations in a special section of today’s issue.
Interestingly enough, they choose unexpected and non-mainstream films/performances and the three critics rarely agree with each other. In fact, they only agree three times: Best Picture – Letters From Iwo Jima, Best Director – Clint Eastwood, and Best Actress – Helen Mirren (The Queen). This says, that either there aren’t many strong acting performances this year or the NY Times critics are hard to impress.
To see their picks for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supoorting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Section, visit this site, then look under the multimedia sidebar, which is located on the right side, and select And the Nominees Should Be.