I always kick myself for caring about end of the year awards, gotys, Oscars, etc. but I couldn't help but start a catch-all due to this year's nominees. Here they are.
I've seen most of the best picture / best actor, etc. films. So far a few things stand out to me.
- No "Take Shelter" in the best picture category. That move was one of my favorites this year and the acting by the two leads was some of the best this year. That it got ignored completely and "The Help" or "Tree of Life" made the list is something I don't understand.
- The score from "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is missing. Once again Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross did an outstanding job. Not sure how that was passed over.
- I haven't seen "Albert Nobbs", but I saw a trailer and that seems like mega Oscar-bait.
Anyway, I have other thoughts, but those are the first off the top of the head. It's funny that video game journalists generally do a better job with GOTYs than the Academy of Motion Pictures does with movies.