Friday, February 10, 2012
2012 Academy Awards Nominees for Best Picture
If you've been stranded on that deserted island for the past few weeks, you may have missed the big announcement for the 2012 nominees for the Academy Awards. Check it out:
The Artist (Black and white silent movie -- totally out of the box amazing!)
The Descendants (George Clooney family flick)
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Tom Hanks tear jerker)
The Help (Penetrating story of racism among black housekeepers in the 1960s south)
Hugo (Scorsese's foray into 3D)
Midnight in Paris (Time travel to 1920s Paris)
Moneyball (True story of Billy Beane and the Oakland A's winning season)
The Tree of Life (Brad Pitt family drama)
War Horse (Spielberg's serious contender)
I've only seen four of the nominees (The Artist, The Help, Midnight in Paris and Moneyball). All are excellent and deserve their place in the line up. Of the four, I'm rooting for Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen is BACK with a VENGEANCE!)
I can't really make an informed decision base on movie trailers, but The Tree of Life looks AMAZING!
So have you seen any of the nominated films? If so, which is your favorite?