Sunday, January 28, 2007

And the Winner Is...

It’s official… Oscar is coming to town! Now that the Academy Award nominations have been released, Gary and I can commence our (almost) annual tradition of attempting to see each of the best picture nominees. This tradition has been a part of our lives since we first started dating back in college. 1997 not only happened to be a great year for us personally, but a stellar movie year as well: As Good As It Gets, The Full Monty, Good Will Hunting, L.A. Confidential, and Titanic. Wow! What a lineup!

Since then, we’ve tried to see as many of the best pic nominated films as possible, so that we’re fully informed to make our best predictions on Oscar night. I love the fact that even if a movie turns out to be a ‘dud’, Gary and I still have a great time analyzing the acting, directing, screenplay, etc.

Last year was the first time to break tradition, due to a little thing in our lives called the World Race, which resulted in extremely limited access to movie theatres. (Turns out, that was ok, I had no desire to see that gay cowboy movie anyways…) Well, now we’re back, and ready to revive our cinematic date nights.

So, without further ado… this year’s Best Picture Nominees are:

-The Departed
-Letters from Iwo Jima
-Little Miss Sunshine
-The Queen

We haven’t yet seen ANY of these, but it’s a challenge I look forward to meeting. (Perhaps our resident movie reviewer would be willing to contribute his two cents on each film as we go…) If any of you have seen these films, I'd love to hear who you think has the best chance of going home with an Oscar, just, please, no spoilers! (Not even tiny, little, insignificant ones!)

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