Looks like Interstellar is only up for technical / sound Oscars.
On the one hand, I'm amazed.
It is everything the literate SF crowd says they like. A human story about love. It is also full of wonder, hope, and transcendence.
It is as technically rigorous as anything 2001 aspired to, without the pacing issues, and far more human engagement.
It is the only three-hour film I know that has kept members of my family, SF geek or not, of all philosophical stripes, glued to their seats without a bathroom break, often more than once. It is the only movie many of them have seen more than once in the theaters, and one of a VERY small handful for me.
On the other hand, I'm not entirely surprised. Having read mainstream reviews where this already long movie was excoriated for - among other things - not taking the opportunity to implicate humans for messing up the planet and showing us how to fix it instead of escaping, it has also inspired as much hate in some places as it has love in others. The reasons for the dislike, when stated, are often ideological. Others, in the nitpicking of plot holes that aren't, show a profound lack of understanding of the science they otherwise claim to "F*cking love!"
In either case, I'm getting my own copy ASAP, to sit next to Guardians of the Galaxy.