i watched erin brockovich last night (one of the two best picture nominees i've seen, along with traffic). it turns out the car accident scene was shot just up the street from where i live. that was a little strange to see ("wait a second, those buildings look familar...").

one of the funnier lines -- “bite my ass, krispy kreme!”

the movie was good. i liked traffic more, though. i haven't seen enough of the nominees to have an opinion on who should win what oscars, but i wouldn't be disappointed to see anyone from traffic or erin brockovich win anything. (the only other film with any nominations i've seen is cast away.)