Oscar Nominations announced

The Oscar Nominations were announced early this morning.  One of the highlights of this event was that the announcements were made by two huge shinning stars, Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane.  Notables are as follows:  Best Picture: Argo, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Django Unchained, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day Lewis (is he ever not brilliant?), Hugh Jackman, Joaquin Phoenix, Denzel Washington

Beat Actress: Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence (WOW!), Naomi Watts and others

Best Director: Ang Lee, Steven Spielberg (of course), David O. Russell

This is just a taste of the total list of nominees.  One glaring absence in my mind is Ben Affleck.  He failed to receive a nomination for actor in Argo, and as Director of Argo.  A grave omission.  As much hype as Zero Dark Thirty is getting, I still believe the two best movies I saw in 2012 were Argo and Silver Linings Playbook.

The Oscars air on February 24, 2013.

As an aside:  I really aim to get to the movies to see Promised Land with Matt Damon and John Krasinski.   Hopefully, very soon so look forward to my thoughts on this feel good movie in the very near future.  Have not seen Les Miserables yet either, will eventually, but a reliable first hand account has told me, bring tissues!!

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