Nominations are out. http://variety.com/2016/film/news/oscar-nominations-2016-full-list-award-nominees-1201679903/ Spoiler alert: no black actors are nominated, and Al Sharpton is outraged. Also, no Meryl Streep nomination this year, and but Al Sharpton clearly doesn't give a shit about that. Quick thoughts: - Best Actor nominees are roughly the same as the SAG nominees (Damon replaces Depp in the Academy slate), which means they'll be a good indicator leading up to the main event. If Leonardo DiCaprio wins the SAG, he's probably a strong bet to win the Oscar, making him the first member of the Pussy Posse to win gold. - Eddie Redmayne can thank Caitlyn Jenner for ruining his chances of back-to-back Oscars: America already pretended to give a shit about transgenders by giving away an ESPY, no need to belabor the point with an Oscar. - Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for acting in a David O. Russell film for the third fucking time in four years. Someone deserves a reach around. - Lady Gaga is nominated for an Original Song Oscar, making the Vegas odds for "meat dress" jokes at 1/1. - If Ice Cube and Dr. Dre aren't asked to present an award together, then Al Sharpton should be outraged.