Screw the Oscars!
I'm not one of those people who hates the concept of awards shows or thinks they should only be about the movies that made the most money, but now that this year's nominations have come out I realize I could care less about the whole thing this time around. There is nothing in the nominations that really excites me. I actually did see two of the best picture nominees, The Blind Side and District 9, but neither sent me over the moon and it saddens me to think that Sandra Bullock is going to win an award just for playing a straight role with a Southern accent.
As for the other major nominees Jeff Bridges as a country singer in Crazy Heart is the only thing I'd go out of my way for. I'll probably catch up with A Serious Man, The Hurt Locker, and Up In The Air somewhere down the line. The rest? Avatar looks like a virtual theme park masquerading as a movie, Quentin Tarantino's stuff has gotten so predictable you can figure out the entire story just from watching the trailers and Up is pretty far down the long list of many Pixar movies I want to see. I haven't actually watched the Oscar show in years and this one will be no different.