As I first explained a year ago, my husband and I try to see every film with an Oscar nomination or a nominee in it before the prizes are awarded. We call this the Oscar Run.

Today we got our marching orders – the 2009 Oscar nominees were announced. Go here for a complete list.

Here are all the movies with a nomination or nominee (excluding shorts and the more obscure technical nominees):


Up in the Air

Crazy Heart



The Messenger

The Last Station

The Lovely Bones

Inglourious Basterds

The Blind Side

An Education

Julie & Julia

A Single Man

The Hurt Locker


A Serious Man


District 9

In the Loop

Ajami (from Israel)

El Secreto de Sus Ojos (from Argentina)

The Milk of Sorrow (from Peru)

Un Prophete (from France)

The White Ribbon (from Germany)


The Fantastic Mr. Fox

The Princess & the Frog

The Secret of Kells

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

Sherlock Holmes

The Young Victoria

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince

Bright Star

Coco Before Chanel

Burma VJ

The Cove

Food Inc.

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

Which Way Home

Il Divo

Star Trek

Paris 36

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

That’s 44 movies, of which I’ve seen 8. Bottom line: I’ve got to watch 36 movies in 33 days. Gulp!

Anybody want to go see a movie?