Yesterday morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this year’s Oscar nominations. Arguably the most prestigious of the movie awards (and, certainly, my favorite), I have been looking forward to this announcement for weeks. Unlike previous years, when the nominees were fairly expected, this year’s list includes a number of surprising entries. People and movies who have been nominated for other honors this season were ignored, while people and movies who have been overlooked at every other awards show were included. That certainly makes for an exciting awards show!
So far this year, I’ve only seen three of the movies nominated for Best Picture (The Artist, Hugo & War Horse), but I hope to remedy that over the next month. Despite that, I already have firm opinions on who should win. It will be interesting to see if my favorite movie sweeps its categories, or if the awards will be a hodge-podge of recognition.
The Academy Awards air on Sunday, February 26th at 7:00 pm on ABC. I know I’ll have all my fingers and toes crossed for my favorites!
Which movie do you think will take home the Best Picture Oscar this year? Vote in the poll and stay tuned for posts about the actor and actress nominees!