I've now seen 4 of the nominated movies, with 3 more coming this upcoming holiday weekend, and the final 2 on Oscar weekend. One thought on the film I watched this weekend:
-While I thought Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was overly emotional- its not a 9/11 story, and if his father had died in a tragic car accident the story would be the same, but using 9/11 adds pre-cooked emotion to the story- I thought some of the acting- particularly the non-Oscar winners (yet) fantastic. Viola Davis, who I hadn't realized was in the film, was terrific, and Max von Sydow did better silent acting than anyone in The Artist.
Now, the chart: