Andre Soares is mostly unsurprised at the picks. Dennis Cozzalio thinks Keira Knightly is the next Oscar royalty. Spatula Forum has a post-mortem, and predictions. Peter Chattaway is startled at the Star Wars vfx snub. Adam Hartzell sez…

It’s like in Me and You and Everyone We Know when Christine asks Richard what happened to his hand and he presents a long and short story. Long version: “I tried to save my life but it didn’t work.” Short version: “I burned it.” The “long” and “short” here are not meant to measure the length of time it takes to tell the story, but depth of experience. The long gets at the heart of the matter whereas the short gets at the facts. When people ask me about my Oscar picks, they don’t want to hear a long dissertation about the Oscars, they just want to know the short picks.

…before continuing a long exploration of the Best Foreign Film category’s shortcomings. Meanwhile, Cathy Pearl hasn’t even seen any of the Best Picture nominees.