I saw Aviator today and it was excellent, if a bit too long at 3 hours. I can't remember if he was nominated or not, but Leonardo De Caprio should win the Oscar for this performance. It is very interesting to watch Hughes's descent into mental illness and Leo does a great job showing it. Cate Blanchett is a very believeable Kathryn Hepburn and Kate Beckinsale gives good Ava Gardner. It ws an altogether good way to spend a rainy afternoon. I recommend it!
The only downside was that we found ourselves in the midst of a bunch of old ladies from one of the local "retirement" homes. They were not too distracting though, except when they swayed and tapped their feet to the bouncy 1930's music.
Here's a good quote for you:
"Strive always to reach that time when you can say:
There is not one who sins,
there is not one who suffers,
there is not one who weeps - through any act of mine".
from "Winged Pharoah" by Joan Grant