The day the nominations for the Oscar are announced is one of my most favorite times of the year. For one thing, I can make a list of the movies I haven't yet seen - and y'all know how I like to make lists...
Seriously, it helps me zero in on which movies to see first and quit going to the movies in a willy-nilly fashion trying to make sure I see movies that might be nominated. Now, I know what has been nominated!!! It may not be very important in most people's worlds, but in my world, it is second to the Macy's Christmas Parade on Thanksgiving Day that kicks off the Christmas season.
In case you are wondering, the nominations for Best Picture are:
Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty.
I have yet to see Amour, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty from this list. I also have to see The Master and The Impossible because actors or actresses have been nominated for their performances in those movies.
I'd better get busy...