Instant Index: Academy Award Nominations and Surprises

Diane Sawyer reveals the stories people have been buzzing about all week.
3:00 | 01/16/14

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We begin our "instant index" tonight, with some notes about the oscar nominations now out. Fan favorites got big nods, like "gravity." "American hustle." And all four of the main actors, we noticed, and their really eccentric hair got nominated. There were surprises. No nomination for tom hanks or oprah or even robert redford. And we noted a milestone for meryl streep. Her 18th nomination, making us remember her first one. Here she was, at the time of "the deer hunter" 35 years ago. And a new and breathtakingly close encounter with a humpback whale. Look at the kayaker with the nerves of steel. He sees a giant fin emerge. He said his boat was actually lifted out of the water. But he just keeps on paddling. It happened in the oceans off norway. And katy perry is touring china tonight and received a surprise gift, a kind of welcome. Her hit, "roar," played by the chinese national orchestra with traditional chinese instruments. First, listen to the original. And then, keep listening. ♪ I've got the eye of the tiger a fighter ♪ ♪ step into the fire ♪ ♪ a chance to hear what katy perry might have sounded like if she had time-traveled back thousands of years ago to

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