I'm kind of an Oscar nerd. I'll openly admit that. And every year I say I am going to see all of the best picture nominees but I usually get distracted (oh! something shiny!) or just lose steam. But, I am ever the optimist, and I think this could be the year! The way I see it I have already seen three of the nominated movies (not the check marks below), and two are easily watchable at home via iTunes (Midnight in Paris and Tree of Life) so that leaves four that I'd have to go to the theater and see (The Artist, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Hugo and War Horse). I think I can do it, I really do! I'm feeling it this year. Which of the nominees have you seen? And don't forget to keep an eye out for The Second Annual Old Sweet Song Oscar Pool which I'll be organizing in a few weeks. That way we can all geek out over the Academy Awards together.