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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

February 3, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Some Oscar chat . . . and, a poll

Ten days after the Academy Award nominations, I’m hearing from colleagues and friends who are busily trying to catch up with the Best Picture nominations before Oscar night. (A tip: Unless you have a truly amazing big-screen setup at home, approach the wonderful “Tree of Life” with caution. It was not meant to be watched on a computer screen, and will make no sense there.) Me, I’ve seen them all, and am watching the campaigning with interest. Currently “The Artist” is the front-runner, with its charming stars out and about to chat about the film. Meanwhile, the cast of “Bridesmaids” has been announced as presenters at the awards ceremony (no, not the whole cast, just the bride and bridesmaids — including the three who proposed a “Scorsese” drinking game at the SAGs), the ballots have been mailed out (for the last time; voting goes electronic next year), and people are complaining about the nomination process in the foreign-language film and documentary categories, as well they might.
And what’s your feeling about the whole thing? I thoroughly enjoy Oscar season myself — though I have to admit that a lot of it, for me, is about the dresses — but I know not everyone’s a big fan. Take a poll, and enjoy this sunny (in Seattle, anyway) weekend.

What’s your attitude toward the Oscars?

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