Last year, I'd only seen one of the Best Picture nominees before post time. This year, I've seen two. I'm replicating and updating my table from last year. I've caught up on a few of the movies I missed last year but laziness prevails.
Here is my track record for Best Picture for the past two years (* indicates winner):
|2006|| Babel || No || Heard it was more confusing than great, though visually stunning. Don't have a strong desire to see it. |
| || The Departed || Yes || Saw it, loved it. My boy Marky-Mark better win for Best Supporting Actor. He was swell. |
| || Letters From Iwo Jima || No || Who has seen this? I'm curious. |
| || Little Miss Sunshine || Yes || I wasn't as blown away as some folks, but there were plenty of laughs. |
| || The Queen || No || Am I really supposed to want to see this? Bor-ing. |
|2005||Brokeback Mountain||Yes (after the awards show)|| Just about the saddest little movie ever made. Very pretty, too. |
| ||Capote|| No || Supposed to be good and I'll see it eventually. |
| ||Crash*||Yes (after the awards show)|| This claptrap won? Why am I not surprised. |
| ||Good Night and Good Luck||Yes|| Fine film, perhaps a little too pointed in its critique of GWB and too light in its treatment of characters and plot |
| ||Munich||No||Didn't see it. Spesh said it would be wrong to pay for it and we almost snuck in once. I may see it someday.|
Note: This is the first of at least two movie-themed posts (or the second of three if you count my ode to The Avengers yesterday). Tis the season, right? This year, the Academy Awards are being shown the day before my birthday and I'll be watching in celebration. To the very end. No matter what.
Grateful for: more movies!