The biggest surprise of the nominations is the love for Matthew McConaughey who earned not 1 but 2 nominations. First for Best Male Lead for the Killer Joe and Best Supporting Male for Magic Mike. While there has been some buzz surrounding his performance in Magic Mike I am not sure anyone expected him to get nominated for Killer Joe. The big question is will this increase his chances for a Best Supporting Oscar for Magic Mike?
Other noteworthy nominations:
Jack Black increases his buzz for the little seen movie Bernie (another Matthew MConaughey movie) with a Best Male Lead nomination. The movie is now streaming on Netflix and as more people see it he could get an Oscar nomination.