Last year when the ten nominees for Best Picture were announced on January 25, 2011, I realized that I had already seen five of the ten movies, so I decided then to make it my mission to see all ten films before the Academy Awards ceremony aired on February 27, 2011. I ended up seeing nine of the ten movies, thanks to that darn Black Swan that flew away before I could see it!
So this year when the nine Best Picture nominees were announced on January 24, 2012, I had already seen four of the nine nominees. So once again I vowed to see all the movies before tonight, but this time I was only able to see seven of the nine movies. I was not able to see Hugo and War Horse because they are not showing at our local movie theaters anymore and both movies are not available on DVD or On Demand. I actually rented The Tree of Life from Red Box on Friday and saw The Artist on Saturday at the Riverdale 10 Cinema!
Actress in a Leading Role
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
- The Artist
- The Descendants *
- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close *
- The Help *
- Midnight in Paris *
- Money Ball *
- The Tree of Life
- War Horse
Answer appears at the end of this blog.
Answer to Trivia Question – The man in the blue checked shirt is actor Matthew Lillard. He is best known as playing Shaggy in the Scooby-Doo movies! I almost didn’t recognize him in this role in The Descendants. Well, I didn’t recognize him, I just recognized his name. The lady who plays his wife is actress Judy Greer and Lauren reminded me that she was Jenna’s friend in one of our favorite movies, “13 Going on 30” starring Jennifer Garner.