81st Annual Academy Awards
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Progress Update


Hey guys! :wave:

So, how's everyone doing? I've been doing quite well, but unfortunately, posting on the internet is not a full time job for me (crazy, right?), so while my few and far between reviews don't reflect it, I've actually nearly finished my list.

And I say "nearly" because it doesn't look like I'll be finishing it completely this year. It's my own fault- I added the foreign film category to give myself an extra challenge and it certainly worked out. I managed to see The Class, and still may see Waltz with Bashir on Sunday, but when it's all over I'll be missing 3 films from my list- all from the foreign category. I searched all over LA, but the only screenings of The Baader-Meinhof Complex, Departures, and Revanche were only open to Academy members.

Even still, apart from the foreign films, I managed to complete the rest of the list and even saw both sets of shorts. Some of my favorites this year include The Wrestler (obviously), The Reader, WALL-E, In Bruges, and Trouble the Water. I wish I'd been able to write individual reviews for them all.

Tomorrow I'll once again be attending the Best Picture Showcase at my local AMC theater. I'm looking forward to a day inside the theater viewing all 5 Best Picture nominees once more. Of the nominees, I'm really excited to see Slumdog and Milk again as it's been a few months for me for both of them. I'm also hoping that, like There Will Be Blood last year, a second viewing of Benjamin Button might help change my mind a bit about it.

On Sunday I'll be updating with as many category posts, predictions, and reviews as I can before the Oscars begin. And then it's all over! I can't believe another year has flown by already.

How are you doing this year? Any last minute cramming this weekend?

Jinx Jinx 5 years 29 weeks
What a cool idea! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Timing is Everything
JennaV JennaV 5 years 29 weeks
I missed it all so I need to go get schooled on who won what. I hope you had a relaxing day today!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 5 years 29 weeks
I saw Batman last week. I loved it and I think that Heath Ledger really deserves the award. He was fantastic!
wren1 wren1 5 years 29 weeks
I hope you're enjoying your movie day today! I'm going to see Coraline tonight.
kscincotta kscincotta 5 years 29 weeks
Sounds like you're doing great! I'm doing the best that I've done in the four years that I've attempted to see all the films. I am at 29/36, which is the best I'm going to be able to do. I'm missing three docs, one of which was in Atlanta months ago and isn't on DVD yet (Trouble the Water) and two that aren't on DVD or outside of LA/NY. Likewise, I'm missing four foreign films (all but Waltz With Bashir). The Class will be in Atlanta soon, but not before tomorrow, and the other three are NY/LA/Not on DVD. We've talked before about how hard this is outside of NY/LA so I'm pretty proud of my success. I've never seen all of the non-doc/non-FL films before, so that was a great accomplishment! While you are spending the day watching the Best Picture nominees, I'm going to catch the Shorts all afternoon. I'm looking forward to it. I saw the Shorts two years ago and then I got the flu and had to miss them last year. Should be a fun afternoon!