We all know that I love the holiday season. Mostly for the holidays, but one of my other favorite parts of this time of year is THE MOVIES!!! I am admittedly Oscar obsessed and I always try so hard to see every film nominated in at least the big categories. I usually fail pretty miserably at that because I get busy, and sometimes crappy movies are nominated that I don’t want to waste my time on, but I put in a valliant effort, and my friend Nacho and I get super excited about the awards ceremony every February. Nacho called me at 7:30 this morning to discuss the SAG and Critic’s Choice nominations. I spent my morning (umm this is embarrassing) checking lists and reading descriptions so that I could carefully put together my list of what I want to see before the Oscars. Oy vey.
Some of these movies have been out for a while, some aren’t out yet, and a few will probably not be nominated for anything, but here is what I hope to have seen come February 2012:
- The Artist
- The Descendants
- Tree of Life
- Martha Marcy May Marlene
- My Week with Marylin
- Iron Lady
- J Edgar
- War Horse—-uuuggghhh, I guess. Isn’t the whole point of War Horse the giant horse? Is it really going to be interesting with real live horses?
- Take Shelter
- The Muppets (not for the awards, I just really want to see it!)
- Puss in Boots (Hey, Cars 2 looked awful–this one could get best animated!)
- Young Adult
- Like Crazy (again, not going to win any awards, but I’ve heard good things and I really want to see it!)
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
- We Need to Talk About Kevin
The ones in bold are the ones I want to see the most. I really really reallllly want to see Carnage because I feel so cheated that I didn’t get to see it on The B-way. It isn’t very high up there for nominations or in Oscar predictions (which I also looked at all morning), but the cast is great and the play is supposed to be fantastic.
My friend Mac is really the best at the movie seeing/reviewing. I think every year he makes it to every single movie, and he is actually smart when it comes to reviewing things. For me I say things like “It was amazing!!!! I felt something!” or “That was lame and I didn’t care about anyone in the entire movie.” That’s the extent of it over here. But never the less, I am super excited to see some *hopefully* great movies and some good acting!
A couple shout outs to movies I’ve seen already and I feel deserve some kind of nomination:
- Midnight in Paris
Seriously this movie is so original and interesting. I think it at least deserves a nod for screenplay, if not director as well.
- The Help
Okay, sure, The Help has it’s problems as an entire film, but that did not stop me from loving every second of it, and Ms. Davis’ performance is absolutely outstanding, as always.
Comedies are finally beginning to be recognized by the Academy, and this one certainly deserves it, in my opinion. What most people don’t realize is that comedy is hard. Often harder than drama. There is so much that goes into it, and the timing, and creating ridiculous, yet believable characters. It’s no joke–haha, catch my pun? I’m so funny. See, it is hard.
Nacho, I have made the list—anything you’d like to add?
Anyone else have any movies they think I should add?
Do you like to see all the award season movies?