Unfortunately, Sharlto Copely was not nominated for Best Actor (also snubbed was Moon's Sam Rockwell). Another bit of personal good news is that I've already seen 6 of the 10 nominated movies. Each year I make a point of it to take in all 5 (now 10) Best Picture nominees. With four left to go in just over a month, it doesn't seem as daunting a task as I thought it would be when the nominee switch was announced. All I know is that Precious will be the last of the nominees I watch. (Still need to see The Blind Side, A Serious Man and An Education). Of the movies I have seen that are nominated, I have to say that The Hurt Locker is the worst of the bunch. I know that's everyone's underdog favorite to steal gold from Avatar, but I just didn't think it did anything revolutionary that HBO's Generation Kill hadn't already done.
For the full official list of this year's nominees, clicky here. I'll post my picks for the winners in a month.