Good bits about the Oscar nominations: Johnny Depp nominated for Pirates. Not often that a comedy results in a best actor nomination. Bad, Tim Robbins is relegated to supporting actor for his role Mystic River while Sean Penn gets the leading role nod. Robbins deserved the leading slot. I hope Depp gets the leading role win. Keisha Castle-Hughes was nominated as best actress for Whale Rider, which I think is matched in coolness only by Charlize Theron for Monster. I don't know who I'll root for there. Not really enthused about any of the other categories this year.