This year is unusual for me because I've seen three of the ten Best Picture nominees. Usually I'm lucky to have seen one of them.
The nominees are (see what I did there?) and my opinion of them are (ones I've seen are bold):
All Quiet on the Western Front (I assume a remake of the WWI movie. Never heard about it until today. It's on Netflix and I don't have that service anymore because I wasn't watching it.)
Avatar: The Way of Water (Ratings bait to get people to watch the ceremony. Haven't seen it.)
The Banshees of Inisherin (Never heard of it)
Elvis (Good movie. Was mostly centered on Col. Tom Parker)
Everything Everywhere All at Once (Good movie but hard to follow)
The Fabelmans (In my DVD.com queue. Suppose to get it in February)
Tár (Haven't seen it)
Top Gun: Maverick (Also ratings bait. Good, fun movie but not Oscar material.)
Triangle of Sadness (Never heard of it.)
Women Talking (Ditto.)
I remember when the Academy increased the best picture nominees to ten to, once again, get more people to watch.
I might watch a little of the ceremony. But I doubt it. I just don't care. Now if Will Smith can slap someone, that might be interesting.
How do you feel about the Oscar nominations? Let me know in the comments below.