1) Winter's Bone deserves all it's nom's and... well, it's not really eligible for any other awards, so I guess that's it. I saw it pretty much on a lark at SXSW and was hooked instantly. An amazing noir-western hybrid in the crystal meth community. See it now!
2) Thank you Gothams for pointing out how incredibly behind on my doc viewing for 2010 having not seen any of the nominated documentaries. I need to remedy this fast.
3) When looking at indieWIRE's list of nominees it occurred to me that the format of putting the distributor in parenthesis at the end of each listing blurs the distinction between films that were produced by a distributor and those that were acquired after the fact. I understand the key role the distributor plays in getting a film its nominations, but the idea of independent film is already confusing enough as is.