announced this morning.
A complete list is here.
There are nine Best Picture nominees this year. I've seen just two of those films, ARGO (2012) and LES MISERABLES (2012).
Just as I don't take a great interest in the majority of current movie releases, I'm not especially interested in following the modern Oscars, but a couple of brief comments.
First, like many people, I was quite surprised Ben Affleck didn't receive a Directing nomination for ARGO. Sometimes it's hard to understand the Academy's thinking, especially given that the film received nominations for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor. I guess the movie directed itself.
I was very happy that Disney's beautiful, mostly black and white short PAPERMAN (2012) was nominated for Best Animated Short Film. I've seen it three times, starting at Destination D last summer, and think it's marvelous.
The awards ceremony will take place on February 24th.
Previously: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012. 2009 was such a bad year I didn't bother to comment!