The Oscars are coming! As I mentioned last week I’m not actually a huge fan of awards shows. I don’t find celebrities any more interesting than other people I know and being relatively fashion-challenged, I’m not into the hoopla about who is wearing what. That’s why I created Oscar Party Bingo to help keep me tuned in so that I wouldn’t feel out-of-the-loop the day after the Academy Awards airs.
While I was putting together the bingo cards, I realized that another reason I don’t enjoy watching the Oscars is that I don’t always know the movies. In fact, often, I’ve never even heard of some of them. This year I’m remedying that by watching as many as I can before the awards show. I even created this 2016 Oscar Nominated Movies List so I can check them off as I’m done.
I went ahead and added in everything that each movie is nominated for so that you can prioritize which movies to watch. Personally, I’m going to try and at least watch the movies that have 5 or more nominations since I don’t want to feel obtuse multiple times throughout the show as they announce those titles over and over:
- The Big Short
- Bridge of Spies
- Mad Max
- The Martian
- The Revenant
- The Room
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
I did not include the short films, mostly due to space, though I did manage to squeeze in the foreign films which I most likely will not get around to watching.
I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve only heard of half of these movies and as of this writing, I’ve only seen one! Perhaps more embarrassing, though not surprising to other moms, the one I’ve seen is Inside Out. I was planning on watching many of these (Star Wars, The Martian, Straight Outta Compton, and Joy) and just haven’t made time for them so it’s kind of fun to put “movie watching” on my to-do list.
Looking for the 2017 Nominees? Here’s the 2017 Oscar Nominated Movies List.
Don’t limit your Oscar fever to award season! You can enjoy Oscar-winning movies any time of year. Check out this list of Oscar-Winning Movies you can watch on Netflix.