27 Days of Oscar, Day 15: progress


First of all, I need to make a correction.  It is clear that I'm less plugged into this Oscar race than usual considering when writing about "Foxcatcher" I seemed to forget that Mark Ruffalo WAS nominated for Best Supporting Actor.  Oops.

Now that the air is cleared on that matter, I have made a bit of progress in my Oscar watching.  In just a few hours I will have watched all of the nominees in the Foreign Film category.  In the past few days I have watched "Leviathan" and the deliriously exciting "Wild Tales."  And just minutes ago I watched "Timbuktu."  I am headed directly after posting this to a friend's house to watch "Ida."  I can't wait to get my thoughts on this category out for you all to see.  A favorite category since I officially started covering the Oscars.



I also watched "The Judge," a film I enjoyed very much as well as "Nightcrawler," I am going to save my thoughts on "Nightcrawler" for a few days, but I will say that my Mother, an Earth person where Oscar is concerned is convinced that Duvall will win the Oscar.  I think Simmons has it in the bag, but if there is an upset I will owe my mother $20.

Going into the next few days I am going to continue watching as many films as possible and publishing on each category.  Will probably begin with Original Screenplay and go from there.

I still need to get to both "Selma" and "The Theory of Everything," but to be honest I am enjoying staying a bit out of the Best Picture race...for now.

Here is an updated list of films yet to see.

17 films to go!!!!!

PICTURE
Selma
The Theory of Everything

PERFORMANCES
Two Days, One Night

DOCUMENTARY
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
Virunga

FOREIGN
Ida

ANIMATED
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
Song of the Sea
The Tale of the Princess Kaguyu

SCREENPLAY
Mr. Turner
Unbroken
Inherent Vice

BELOW THE LINE
Intersteller
Beyond the Lights
Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me

The SHORTS!

Additional Films:
Cake
Snowpiercer
Mommy

Comments

  1. FYI they're showing the shorts at Brooks museum this Thursday (live action) and next (Animated) in case you wanted to watch them with a group.

    I went to the short docs Sunday and there were about 100 people there.

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