So, given that I go to the movies on a weekly, even occasionally (if I'm very, very, lucky) daily basis, and that I usually see the art house and independent films first, you'd think I would be all set for Sunday night, right? Wrong. But I'm close, dangerously close.
As of last Sunday, a week before the Big Night, I was down to squeezing in my last handful of movies:
- Precious (have to see; up for 6 Oscars and looks like Mo'Nique is almost guaranteed to win Best Supporting Actress.)
- A Serious Man (another must see as not only is it the Coen Bros. but it's a Best Picture nominee as well as Original Screenplay)
- The Lovely Bones (Tucci's up for Best Actor)
- The Messenger (up for both Harralson for Best Supporting Actor and Original Screenplay
- In the Loop (edgy, unexpected nominee for Best Original Screenplay)
- The White Ribbon (German, up for Best Cinematography as well as Foreign Film)
In the spirit of Full Disclosure, the obvious, and frankly gross, gaps in my list are both the Documentary and Foreign Film categories. I enjoy both of these and usually see quite a few but somehow the ones I saw and the ones nominated failed to overlap this year...at all. Eeek...when I started this topic, I felt I was doing pretty well, but after that
Still scoffing? If so, go to the Academy's very handy alphabetical listing off all 58 nominated films and do your own personal count. It's ok, I'll wait...
22 (or 6, in Jen's New [Movie] Math count) isn't so bad, now, eh?