This year, I'm gonna make the effort to see as many Oscar nominees as I can before showtime. I'm setting myself a task and I mean to follow through.
I love the Oscars. It's the only awards show I ever watch. But last year was just a wreck. I didn't even watch the show last year because I honestly hadn't seen any of the nominees – actually, I still haven't seen many of them. It's like I have a blind spot for the 2009 Oscar Films. And really, what's the point in watching if you don't have anyone to root for?! So I just skipped it.
That's not an option this year.
Good news is, I have a head start this year. So far I've already seen half a dozen of the nominees. But that still leaves me with more than 15 films I need to see before showtime – plus the foreign language films if I can find them.
Many of the nominees are still in theatres here, and a few are out on DVD. Now I just need to make a schedule and stick with it. And yes, I will put The Blind Side on the list, much as it pains me to have to watch not only a sappy movie, but a sappy Sandra Bullock movie. <*makes sour face*>