The year is quickly drawing to an end -- Christmas Eve is a week away, and New Year's Eve is two weeks from today! I really do love this time of year. I love the weather in December. I love all the movies that come out at the end of the year. I love the holidays. I love the best of the year lists
. I am not ashamed to love December. As the music releases slow down this month, the big movies are all coming out this month -- movies hoping to get nominated for Oscars tend to come out toward the end of the year. The Golden Globes Nominations
just came out this week! The Golden Globes
take place on Sunday, January 16th. Oscar Nominations
come out on Tuesday, January 25th and the Oscar ceremony is on Sunday February 27th! They decided to change
the Best Picture category for the Oscars last year to ten nominees. The Golden Globes have always had 10. There are five comedy / musical nominees and five dramas. I think it is easy to pick 10 best pictures every year but the Foreign Press seems to have a hard time coming up with 5 comedies and musicals. The nominees for comedy/musical are a bit ridiculous this year. I am embarrassed for them! The 5 nominees for Drama are Inception, Black Swan, The Fighter, The King's Speech, & The Social Network.
Now that the Oscars have 10 nominees, these films are almost guaranteed to also get nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture. These films will probably be joined by Toy Story 3, True Grit,
& The Kids Are Alright.
The last 2 nominees will probably be 127 Hours
& The Town
. Maybe Winter's Bone, Biutiful
or Get Low
will sneak in there. I would love to see Never Let Me Go, Animal Kingdom
, or Ghost Writer
included. These were three of my favorites this year. But they will most likely be looke