Mike and I just rented The Help from the Redbox and liked it. Viola Davis and some of the other actresses all deserve nominations for this great film, about racism in the south around 1963. Davis was nominated for a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actor's Guild Award for this movie, so she's destined to be nominated for an Oscar when they announce the nominations on January 24, 2012. I like that the...y mention Medgar Evers in the film. Bob Dylan wrote a song about Medgar Evers called "Only a Pawn In Their Game" and he sang it in 1963 at the March on Washington where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream Speech." I'm amazed that the book The Help has sold over five million copies. It proves that people want to believe in racial equality. What a great movie, and only slightly painful. I laughed, I cried.
I'm also looking forward to see if Hugo, and Midnight in Paris are nominated: two films that made Paris look wonderful. Mike and I are beginning to watch some of the films that might be nominated, such as Moneyball. It's crazy. This year the Oscar nominations will be announced on January 24 and the Oscars will be only one month later on Feburary 26th. How are people going to find time to watch all the movies nominated for Best Picture?
The 84th Annual Academy Awards Facebook page announced that the following movies are being considered for nominations: "Albert Nobbs", "Anonymous", "The Artist", "Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life", "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2", "Hugo" & "The Iron Lady".
Mike and I saw Hugo, Harry Potter, and want to see "Anonymous" because it's about Shakespeare. "Iron Lady" and "The Artist" look interesting. I'm wondering if "The Descendants," "Moneyball," "Tree of Life," "J. Edgar," and "Midnight in Paris" will make the list. We just have to wait and see.
Peace, and Best Wishes, Ruben and Mike.