Well, since it's December I think it may finally be time. I'm actually feeling a little motivated, so I'm going to post something. Unfortunately, life can be very busy and I simply haven't had time to blog really since last year's Oscars. I don't think that's a bad thing, so if you're pissed at me, then so be it.
The awards season is starting to pick up the pace and I really think I will start to get more excited about it. Which hopefully will make me more excited to write about it. Only time will tell, but right now here's an updated Best Picture list. I plan to have other categories updated in the coming days and weeks.
Best Picture winner: Nine
The Best Bets:
Up in the Air
The Rest of the Field:
The Hurt Locker
The Lovely Bones
A Serious Man
On the Bubble:
Julie & Julia
Where the Wild Things Are
I'm still going to stick with Nine winning the top prize just because I have no reason to change it right now. I feel like this is going to be either Nine, Precious, or Up in the Air. These three films have been getting many positive reviews and reactions. All three will be getting pushed real hard in the coming months.
James Cameron and Clint Eastwood both have probably Best Picture nominees, but it looks like both will just be along for the ride. Like many, I have given up feeling like Avatar is the next Titanic. It's not going to win numerous Oscars. If it does win some, then it will probably be in the technical categories. As for Clint, I feel like his film's best shot is Morgan Freeman as Best Actor. I just haven't felt the buzz that I anticipated from this film. Still kind of early, but it feels like it have lost its fire.
I really need to see some of these films and I am planning on renewing my netflix account soon. The last two years I did a great job at seeing over 90% of the Oscar nominated films, so I plan to make this year no different. I think I averaged seeing 50 new releases the last two years.