So. Every year, pretty much ever since we were dating, Tom and I try to see all the movies nominated for an Oscar. We have a definite strategy: Beginning in late summer, once all the film festivals start creating "buzz," I make a list -- and we start seeing lots and lots of movies. (Our strategy is to start early, because some of the movies come out earlier than others, and around here, if you miss them when they first show . . . well, you might miss them altogether.) (And that would never do!)
Today, our list got a lot shorter. Because today the Oscar nominations were announced.
(We used to just try to see the movies nominated for Best Picture, but that got too easy for us. Now we actually try to see all the movies nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress/Actor, Best Supporting Actress/Actor, and both Original and Adapted Screenplay.) (It's not as hard as it sounds, because there is generlly a lot of overlap.)
Our list of "still to see" movies is not terribly long at this point -- and should be pretty doable since many of these movies are streaming or available to rent somewhere. I'm pretty sure we'll hit our goal before February 24 -- the date for this year's Oscar broadcast.
We always have a great time at the movies!
How about YOU? What are your favorites this year? (Or . . . which movies would you like to see?)