View Poll Results: How many Best Picture nominees have you seen?
0 of 10 44 19.21%
1 of 10 51 22.27%
2 of 10 35 15.28%
3 of 10 28 12.23%
4 of 10 18 7.86%
5 of 10 19 8.30%
6 of 10 6 2.62%
7 of 10 8 3.49%
8 of 10 7 3.06%
9 of 10 4 1.75%
10 of 10 9 3.93%
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:00 PM
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How many of the ten Best Picture nominees have you seen?

I've seen 8 of 10 (still need to see True Grit and Black Swan).

For reference:

127 Hours
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids are All Right
The King's Speech
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone


mmm
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:06 PM
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I've seen two, Inception and Black Swan. A third, Toy Story 3, is sitting in my DVD player, waiting to be watched.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:25 PM
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Seen Toy Story 3. I'll probably see Inception at some point, but it's not likely I'll see any of the others.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:33 PM
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Seven of the ten. 127 Hours hasn't opened in Australia yet, but I will definitely see it when it does.

True Grit has just opened and I plan to see it in the next few days.

The Fighter opened last week but I just can't get enthusiastic about it.

All the rest I've seen and loved. It's been a good year.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:38 PM
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I've seen only one: Toy Story 3

Nowadays, with a baby son, it's really difficult to get out of the house to see a movie.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:49 PM
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Just three so far: Inception, Winter's Bone, and True Grit. I will eventually see Black Swan, The Social Network, 127 Hours, and possibly Toy Story 3 and The King's Speech.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:49 PM
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Five,

Inception
The King's Speech
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit

I'll probably see Black Swan before, but haven't yet. More than usual and the most since they expanded to ten nominees. Back in the "five" days it was typically two or three.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:53 PM
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Three:

Toy Story 3
True Grit
and The Social Network

I'll likely be seeing Black Swan and Inception soon but it'll probably be a while before I see any of the others, if ever.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:12 PM
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Four:

Toy Story 3
True Grit
Inception
Social Network


Inception was clearly the best of that group, I thought.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:20 PM
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Seen all of them. But I'm a piker compared to Equipoise who sees everything nominated in every category if possible.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:43 PM
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Got seven under my belt right now. Winters Bone is sitting on my dining room table, waiting for a snow-shoveling and work-free day. 127 Hours and Black Swan are both playing in my town, and I plan to get to them in the next two weeks. So ... that'll be all ten!

My wife and I used to try to see all the movies with big nominees ... Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting, Director ... but then we had kids. They're finally in college, so yay, movies!
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:16 PM
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...My wife and I used to try to see all the movies with big nominees ... Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting, Director ... but then we had kids. They're finally in college, so yay, movies!
I could have written this myself, Jocko.


mmm
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:19 PM
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I saw Inception and Toy Story 3 in the theatre. I have The Kids Are Alright and The Social Network on DVD but I haven't watched them yet.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:28 PM
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Everything but the cartoon, one a day for the past couple weeks. Really helps with comparing and contrasting them.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:39 PM
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:59 PM
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I haven't watched any of them. The only ones I'd consider watching are Toy Story 3 and Inception.
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:57 AM
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Seen all of them. But I'm a piker compared to Equipoise who sees everything nominated in every category if possible.
This year I'd seen all the movies nominated in "regular movie" categories (meaning, every category except for Foreign-language, Documentary and all the Shorts) except for Animal Kingdom (Best Supporting Actress nominee Jacki Weaver), Biutiful (Best Actor nominee Javier Bardem) and Country Strong (Best Original Song "Coming Home"). Of the 5 Documentary nominees, I'd seen 3 (missed Gasland and Restrepo when they played). I unfortunately haven't seen any of the Foreign-Language films, which is really terrible considering I saw 329 movies in the theater last year. I have to do better this year.
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:03 AM
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I've seen:

Inception
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit

Would like to see:
The Fighter
Winter's Bone

Ambivalent / not interested in:

127 Hours
Black Swan
The Kids are All Right
The King's Speech

Of the four I've seen, I'd vote for True Grit but enjoyed them all.

I'm not an Anglophile and really think royals are over blown. I've read very mixed things about Black Swan. The Kids are All Right just seemed bad from the trailers, so it would probably exceed my expectations.
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:06 AM
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Zero. I tend to watch movies years or decades after they come out (my favorites were made in the 30s and 40s). I do plan on seeing "127 Hours" though, because of my personal experience in that location.

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Old 02-03-2011, 01:48 AM
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So what do I put if I've only seen Inception, but I've seen it five times?

It does seem kind of odd - I see a lot of movies, but I've only seen one of the nominees, even though they have ten in recent years.

Of the rest, I would have seen 127 Hours, Black Swan, and The Social Network, but my movie partner didn't want to. I'd probably catch The Kids and Toy Story 3 on cable. Don't really have much interest in Fighter, King's Speech, True Grit, or Winter's Bone. Winter's Bone in fact I haven't even heard of. My movie partner did express interest in Toy Story but I wasn't in the mood for it.
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:53 AM
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Of the 5 Documentary nominees, I'd seen 3 (missed Gasland and Restrepo when they played).
GasLand is freaky as hell. If you live in the Northeast, you might want to take a pass.

EDIT: I see you're in Chicago. I'd say check it out, but using the same logic I'd suggest you avoid Waterlife. heh. Seems like no matter where you live, there's a documentary out there to scare the shit out of you.

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Old 02-03-2011, 03:14 AM
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Gasland came and went before I had a chance to see it. If the Gene Siskel Film Center, where it played before, brings it back before the Oscars, I'll go see it.


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Of the rest, I would have seen 127 Hours, Black Swan, and The Social Network, but my movie partner didn't want to.
You can't go see the movies you want to see by yourself?
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:17 AM
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3 of ten as of now, but planning on seeing all ten.

I've seen:

The Social Network
Toy Story 3
The Kids are Alright

Going to see the King's Speech this weekend and probably will rent Inception as well.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:53 AM
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I voted wrong - I have seen Inception and Toy Story 3. I can't believe they couldn't find a better movie than Inception to nominate, so I missed it.

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Old 02-03-2011, 08:03 AM
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So what do I put if I've only seen Inception, but I've seen it five times?
Or did you just see it once, and dream about it four times?

I think The King's Speech will probably win, although I personally liked Inception the most of the films I've seen. Just my opinion, but I think there was a very good crop of nominees this year ... I wouldn't mind if the winner were drawn out of a hat (although I'd probably leave Toy Story 3 and The Kids Are All Right out of that hat .... very, very good movies, but I personally wouldn't put them up for best of the year).
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:20 AM
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As of right now, I've seen none of them. I'll catch Black Swan as soon as it's on DVD. I'm really interested to see Mila in a serious role.* Of the rest, I'm sure I'll get around to some of them over the next 2 or 3 years but none of them are jumping out at me.
Part of the reason for that is having a TiVo. One of the things I learned when I got it was that since I don't see commercials anymore, I have no idea what's in theaters (and what to watch for on Netflix).

*Before anyone says anything, I'm sure she's done serious things, but all I can think off is That 70's Show, Family Guy and Date Night.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:26 AM
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Seen all of them. But I'm a piker compared to Equipoise who sees everything nominated in every category if possible.
Same here. I'm just excited to be part of the 10 club.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:50 AM
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Eight out of ten; still need to see Toy Story 3 and The Social Network.
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:28 AM
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You can't go see the movies you want to see by yourself?
Not on my budget, not really. If I had really really wanted to see them, I could have insisted, but these were just 'want to see' movies, and not 'must see' movies for me.
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:39 AM
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Zero. And I've only heard of 8 of them.
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:52 AM
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Zero, although Inception is in my Netflix queue. I'll probably see The King's Speech eventually, and possibly True Grit. Not much interest in the rest.
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:52 AM
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Six. I see that Toy Story is on-demand now, so will likely take a look soon.
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:55 AM
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So far we've seen Inception, The Social Network, and True Grit. Some friends of mine are doing that AMC showcase thing, but even I can only do so many movie marathons.
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:21 PM
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All 10, first time I'd already seen all the nominees when they were actually nominated. Seen 18 of the 20 acting performances.
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:55 PM
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8 out of 10. I'm missing Winter's Bone (which is queued up to watch as soon as my wife is up for what I imagine to be a somewhat bleak movie) and 127 Hours. The Social Network would be my choice from those I've seen thus far, but I ultimately think The King's Speech will take it.
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:00 PM
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At present, I've seen 5 of them. I hope to increase that by at least 2-3 before the awards ceremony.
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:36 PM
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I've seen 8 so far; I'm just missing Winter's Bone and 127 Hours. WB is next in my Netflix queue (as soon as I manage to watch The Town), so that won't be a problem. 127 Hours is not playing around here anymore, but I hope they re-release it nearby before the Oscar telecast as I've heard they are planning.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:10 PM
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Only Toy Story, but I think The Social Network is playing at the campus second-run right now, so I might see that, too.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:25 PM
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0 of 10 as of today, but I'll have 10 of 10 by Oscar night, thanks to the AMC Best Picture Showcase.

127 Hours - Didn't have a lot of interest in this until the nomination. The subject matter kind of squicks me out, but I'm interested in seeing Franco's performance.
Black Swan - Purposely avoided it knowing it would get nominated and I'd see it during the Showcase.
The Fighter - Purposely avoided it knowing it would get nominated and I'd see it during the Showcase.
Inception - Actually didn't interest me when it came out. Looked like a Matrix re-tread. But I'll watch with an open mind.
The Kids are All Right - Might have checked it out when it hit cable, but I wouldn't have gone out of my way to see it.
The King's Speech - Purposely avoided it knowing it would get nominated and I'd see it during the Showcase.
The Social Network - Wanted to see this when it came out; never got around to it. Glad I have the chance now.*
Toy Story 3 - Wanted to see this when it came out; never got around to it. Glad I have the chance now.*
True Grit - Wanted to see this when it came out; never got around to it. Glad I have the chance now.*
Winter's Bone - Never heard of it until the nomination. Trying to avoid finding out anything about it.

I was really hoping The Town would get a nomination; that's the only film up for a major acting award that I'll wish I'd seen by the ceremony (I might catch it next weekend if it's at the Redbox). I have no inerest in Blue Valentine or Rabbit Hole. Animal Kingdom looks interesting but I can wait.

*Due to a number of factors, I didn't get to as many movies as I usually do in 2010, especially the second half of the year.

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Old 02-03-2011, 03:21 PM
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I've seen all except for Winter's Bone. The only place I had even heard of that film (before the nominations) was on this board.
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:56 AM
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Or did you just see it once, and dream about it four times?
Or did I dream about it once, but go five levels deep?
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:33 AM
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I'm a pretty unsophisticated movie watcher. The shows I watch rarely get an oscar nod.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:15 PM
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I've seen:

Winter's Bone
The Kings Speech
True Grit
Inception

Listed in the order I liked them.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:54 PM
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9/10. Haven't seen 127 Hours, really don't want to.
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:08 PM
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I've seen nine, excepting only Toy Story 3.

Of those other nine, my personal ranking would be:

The Social Network
Winter's Bone
The King's Speech
True Grit
The Fighter
127 Hours
Inception
Black Swan
The Kids Are All Right


The last three would not have been nominated, if it had been up to me. And my favorite movie of the year was The Town, which didn't even get nominated.
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:08 PM
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Only The Kids Are All Right, and it wasn't great.
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:12 PM
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Only The Kids Are All Right, and it wasn't great.
I sort of suspect it was nominated more for its politics than for any particular merit as a film.

(And I don't particularly disagree with its political point. I just don't think it's anything more than a mediocre movie.)
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:23 PM
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It literally had no plot. Plus Julianne Moore makes for a horrible lesbian; I think by nature she's just a very sexy hetero woman.
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:32 PM
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True Grit and the Fighter. two
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:39 PM
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None. Par for the course for me these days.



I really should get out more.
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