I admit to seeing this outstanding film three times, twice in IMAX. I agree, Hollywood could not conceive of making this film. Thank you, Dark Knight. Nolan made me care about Cobb and Mal; that essential subplot is the core thread upon which everything else hangs. I love Nolan's quick-cut ending at the end when the totem is spinning very fast, then wobbles--wow! The international cast is terrific, and Inception should win for Best Picture and Nolan Best Director. Besides, the academy will be hard pressed to come up with nine other contenders! That all the techncal awards will go to the film is a given. A lot of people think all "the fx are cgi"-- not so. IMO I think the whole storyline is Cobb's dream. Even his team says this if you catch the lines. I don't see how anybody can resist seeing this thriller more than once! PS: Hans Zimmers score should also be a shoe-in!