Happy 2016 Oscar season everyone!

Here’s a quick review of my goals for this blog for the newbies: I will attempt to watch all movies nominated for an Oscar this year (except for the foreign films, documentaries, and shorts – because they’re usually too hard to find). After I see a film, I’ll write a review specifically focused on the categories it was nominated for. As I watch more and more of the movies, I will attempt to make predictions on who will win each Oscar, culminating in a final summary for all categories before Oscar night. I’m no film professional – just an avid fan of cinema production.

Now that business is taken care of…

This year there are 32 separate movies nominated for an Academy Award. The 5 nominated for Best Song (Fifty Shades of Grey, Racing Extinction,Youth, The Hunting Ground, and Spectre) are only nominated in that category, so those will be my last priority to watch. If I can get through the other 27 movies, I will feel completely accomplished.

Here is the link to the official list of nominations: Oscar Nominations 2016

Here is the list of the 32 movies nominated this year:

  • 45 Years
  • Anomalisa
  • Boy and the World
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Carol
  • Cinderella
  • Creed
  • Ex Machina
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Inside Out
  • Joy
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Racing Extinction
  • Room
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • Sicario
  • Spectre
  • Spotlight
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Steve Jobs
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
  • The Big Short
  • The Danish Girl
  • The Hateful Eight
  • The Hunting Ground
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Trumbo
  • When Marnie Was There
  • Youth