Early yesterday morning the Oscar nominations came out. Meg and I try to see all the movies nominated for best picture, and so far we've seen six of the ten. We still have to see Black Swan, 127 Hours, The Fighter, and The King's Speech. We should be able to knock these four out before Oscar night no problem.
I'm on record as saying Inception was my #1 film of 2010, but Christopher Nolan wasn't nominated for best director, so I'd say it has little chance of winning the Oscar. Looks like it's a two way race between the social network and The King's Speech. There's a lot of buzz about The King's Speech right now, and I wouldn't be surprised if it pulled the upset. After Meg and I have seen all the movies, I'll do a post on my Oscar picks.
In a different kind of theater, we also had the State of the Union last night. I thought Obama gave a good speech. I especially liked his theme of winning the future. It wasn't your typical SOTU address, but as far as I'm concerned, that's a good thing. Our politicians have been getting carried away with the standing ovations in recent years, so I was glad to see them dial it in a bit last night.