- Ready to collect dust on mantles throughout Hollywood
A bunch of old people who live in California announced today their favorite movies, actors, directors and writers of last year—what is otherwise known as the "Academy Award nominations
." And they were largely predictable: as expected, Lincoln
, Zero Dark Thirty
, Les Miserables
all received copious nods. The surprises are in the details: the people and movies who probably won't win, but who mix-up the race in interesting ways. Here are some of the biggest.