You can find the nominees list here. I've just begun looking and may post some more thoughts later. On the local side, good times for Cleveland's own Hal Holbrook, nominated for "Into the Wild," and for Cleveland's Ruby Dee, nominated for "American Gangster."
Paul Thomas Anderson, son of Cleveland legend Ernie "Ghoulardi" Anderson, is also looking at a good night since "There Will Be Blood" is up for a bunch of major awards.
I wrote a long column on Oscars odds & ends for tomorrow's Beacon Journal, and thought it was going to be posted today over at Ohio.com. Haven't seen it yet but will add a link here once it's up.