On Sunday, February 27, the Academy Awards for 2010 will be presented in Hollywood and televised on ABC. Like all film buffs with an opinion, I had some quibbles with which movies and actors were and weren't nominated, but wasn't left too aghast by the choices that were made. (You can find all the nominees here and read a longer piece about my reactions and predictions here. You may also wish to participate in Booth Reviews' Sports Themed Oscar Contest.)
Christopher Nolan not getting a Best Director nomination for Inception was the most egregious snub, but with only 5 nominees in each category--except Best Picture, which now includes 10--the Academy is never going to please everybody.
So it is without overt rancor over any of the actors and actresses nominated for Leading and Supporting Roles--the delineation of which is often perplexing--that I shine my spotlight on "ours go to 11" additional performances I found particularly outstanding in 2010-qualifying movies.