90 Days of Oscar Nominees Intro


This coming March 4th, we will celebrate 90 years of Oscar.

In those years, 552 different films have had the honor and distinction of being bestowed with the honor of being called a Best Picture Nominee.

As prolific a film watcher as I am, according to my research, I have seen 477 (86.41%) of those films and in the 4.5+ years of this blog have reviewed 436 (78.98%) of them.

That means that there are lots and lots more for me to watch (75 to be exact – 13.58%) before I can claim to have seen them all.

I have therefore taken it upon myself to watch and review 90 new Best Picture Nominees that I’ve never seen before starting tomorrow 5 Dec 2017 and continuing until the day of The 90th Annual Oscars on 4th March 2018.

The only problem that I have is that there are only 75 nominees that I haven’t yet seen, (I also haven’t been able to get a hold of copies of 5 of them) so the balance towards 90 will be used for nominees that I’ve seen and haven’t reviewed yet after I finish these 70+.

I also hope to finish rewatching and reviewing the 41 I haven’t yet reviewed, so that by the time we get around to the big day, I’ll have reviewed all nominees (including the new ones from this year)

Every day, I will treat you to one review in this series with the hope of reaching my goal 90 days from now.

Wish me luck and stay tuned……

14 thoughts on “90 Days of Oscar Nominees Intro

    • yea Im quite aware of that especially after having seen so many so far. So far Ive watched 4 new nominees from the 30’s and am still baffled as to what they considered BP material at that time. some of them are ok, but BP?????

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      • I hear you. But then you get to 1939 – which some consider one of the greatest single years in movie history – and you see the 10 nominees for that year alone – and the fact that Victor Fleming directed both Gone With The Wind and the Wizard of Oz in thee same year – and you think…OK, I get it.

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          • I know. I feel for you. And then there’s the Best Picture Winner (?????) of 1952 – “The Greatest Show on Earth”. Or “The Artist”. No easy task for you my friend.

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            • seen those. Greatest show was ok, but a BP winner??? Not the biggest fan of the Artist. HATED Tom Jones (1963). Also how did Around the World in 80 Days beat The Ten Commandments or The King and I?

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              • You hated Tom Jones? Wow. I love(d) Tom Jones. Finney and the Brit cast are amazing and I thought Tony Richardson did a marvelous job directing it. From a writer’s POV – it is plush. As for Around The World in 80 Days – yeah – that’s as nuts as Greatest Show on Earth. It didn’t receive a single acting nomination – but it’s producer – Mike Todd, who was married to Elizabeth Taylor – invented the movie cameo – and stocked the film with a ton of them – probably all actors who were Academy voters. I can’t make any sense of it. I don’t know how it beat the other nominees in the category OR films that weren’t even nominated – like Anastasia, The Ladykillers, THE SEARCHERS (!!!), the Bad Seed, The Wrong Man (Hitchcock), even Invasion of the Body Snatchers (not in the Academy’s wheelhouse for BP back in 1956). The 5 nominees – as a group – were some of the weakest ever IMO.

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