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Oscar Nominations

Some quick thoughts on this morning’s Oscar nominations (see the full list here: Oscar.com ):

As expected, The Shape of Water leads the way, with a total of 13 nominations. Only 11 other films in Oscar history have received 13 or more nominations. 8 of those 11 went on to win Best Picture.

While it is looking good for The Shape of Water, Phantom Thread came on strong this morning, pulling in a surprising 6 nominations, including Best Picture.

The rest of the Best Picture lineup was pretty much as expected, except for the exclusion of The Big Sick and Mudbound and the inclusion of Darkest Hour. I, personally, felt that Darkest Hour was a weak film and there were much better films that could have been recognized instead, including The Big Sick (my favorite movie of the year) and The Florida Project. Some were hoping Wonder Woman would have had a shot here, but, instead, it was shut out completely.
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My Top 10 of 2017

1. The Big Sick
2. Lady Bird
3. Get Out
4. Blade Runner 2049
5. 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
6. The Florida Project
7. The Disaster Artist
8. Personal Shopper
9. T2: Trainspotting
10. Wonder Woman

MY CURRENT SMART PICKS

Top 5 List:

My Five Favorite dog movies:

1. 101 Dalmatians, 1961
2. Best in Show, 2000
3. The Shaggy D.A. , 1976
4. Lady & the Tramp, 1955
5. Adventures of Milo & Otis, 1986

Rental Pick:

The Commitments (1991)

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