Phasekitty and the Oscars

Happy Oscar season, everyone!

Oscar nominations were announced today and I couldn’t be more excited. Last year I succeeded in seeing every film on my list, which was every category except for Documentary Short Subject and Foreign Film. This year I’ve decided to up the ante a little bit and make it more of a challenge for myself, by adding the Foreign Film category to my list bringing my total to 36 films (excluding the shorts) to see before the Oscars. I’m starting off with 15/36, which gives me a pretty good head start. Below, you’ll find a list of all the films nominated for awards this year:

1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2. Frost/Nixon
3. Milk
4. The Reader
5. Slumdog Millionaire
6. Rachel Getting Married
7. Changeling
8. Frozen River
9. Doubt
10. The Wrestler
11. The Visitor
12. Vicki Cristina Barcelona
13. Tropic Thunder
14. The Dark Knight
15. Revolutionary Road
16. Happy-Go-Lucky
17. In Bruges
18. WALL-E
19. The Baader-Meinhof Complex
20. The Class
21. Departures
22. Revanche
23. Waltz with Bashir
24. Bolt
25. Kung Fu Panda
26. The Duchess
27. Australia
28. The Betrayal
29. Encounters at the End of the World
30. The Garden
31. Man on Wire
32. Trouble the Water
33. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
34. Defiance
35. Ironman
36. Wanted

In addition to these films, I’m hoping to once again catch a screening of the Live Action and Animated shorts. It made the ceremony far more interesting having seen all the shorts and deciding which ones I thought deserved to win (even though they didn’t).

So which films will you see before the ceremony? Will you try to see them all or just the Best Picture nominations? Feel free to post your progress and your thoughts here and stay tuned for my thoughts on all the nominated films as I see them. Good luck!