Thoughts on the Oscar Nominations
Here’s a look at the Best Picture nominees and how many Oscars they’re up for:
- Avatar – 9
- The Blind Side – 2
- District 9 – 4
- An Education – 3
- The Hurt Locker – 9
- Inglourious Basterds – 8
- Precious – 6
- A Serious Man – 2
- Up – 5
- Up In The Air – 6
I’m really excited about this tie of noms between The Hurt Locker and Avatar. I really hope The Hurt Locker kicks that film’s ass.
So one thing, I think it’s a shame that (500) Days of Summer and The Hangover were completely shut out and The Blind Side got a Best Picture nomination. That just seems so wrong to me.
I’m happy to see nominations for Penelope Cruz and Maggie Gyllenhaal (even though I’ve yet to see their films) because they are two of my current favorite actresses.
My predictions weren’t too off.
- Best Picture: 7/10
- Director: 5/5
- Actor: 5/5
- Actress: 5/5
- Sup Actor: 5/5
- Sup Actress: 3/5 (except the two that got it were my alternates)
- Adapted Screenplay: 3/5
- Original Screenplay: 3/5 (but one of the two was an alternate)
- Cinematography: 4/5
- Animated Feature: 4/5
Now my goal is to see all the feature films that are nominated (except maybe Foreign film, because living where I live, that is way too hard). I’ve got a little over a month to watch them. I’ve seen 9/10 Best Picture nominees (just missing A Serious Man). All in all I’m missing about 14 films. I think I can do it!