For the first time since 1943, there were ten best picture nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards.
And I haven't seen a single one.
This is a little embarrassing for me - I usually try to see as many of the nominees as possible. I've seen some great movies this past year, but apparently I was not all that discriminating.
The only movies I saw that had nominations in any of the categories were:
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Cinematography)
Julie & Julia (Best Actress, Meryl Streep)
Sherlock Holmes (Art Direction, Music)
The Young Victoria (Art Direction, Costume Design)
And I only saw three of them in theaters. All were fantastic movies in many ways, and I think that the acting in The Young Victoria was overlooked. Sherlock Holmes was entertaining and fun, and the script was wonderful. And though I haven't seen The Blind Side, was Sandra really good enough to beat Meryl's amazing Julia Child?
I've heard lots and lots of things about Avatar, both good and bad, and I really have no desire to see it. I'm sure that I will eventually, but amazing special effects aren't really enough to get me into the theater when I've learned more than enough about the boring it's-been-done-so-many-times-before storyline. The Hurt Locker was greatly rewarded, but it looks so heavy.
I don't know. Just another reason I love my Netflix, I suppose.