Watch the Speculated Oscar Nominees on Satellite TV

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This week the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences completed its annual duty of getting the ball rolling towards Oscar season. With the festivities officially ‘kicked off,’ the nomination ballots are out, with the number of members at nearly 6,000 individuals. These prestigious awards often have a controversial outcome, but for real fans of the Oscars, that’s just part of the fun of speculating and getting ready for the hours’ long awards show each year. Of all the hundreds and hundreds of possible contenders that could be voted best film, just ten will have the honor of a nomination, and only a few really stand a chance of winning. Spending some time watching satellite TV in the lead up to the Oscar race, especially those top award winning movie channels, will yield a slew of movies that network officials think stand a fighting chance. Watching the ‘big show’ is just more fun when you’ve seen the films being discussed isn’t it? Most people don’t have time to watch all the nominated movies in the short time before they are released and the Oscars event, that means it’s time to get started with some speculation. With only about a month falling between the wards nominations and the actual awards, there’s never a time like the present to hunker down in front of the television and catch some of these top films in high definition on satellite.

Coming from the Disney camp, there has been a lot of push behind two films specifically, Secretariat, and Toy Story 3. Critics all across the board are getting behind the film that was more anticipated, and somehow continues to be, than box office figures would belie The Social Network. While it may not have been a fan favorite in the theater, the internet generation and main audience is probably to blame for simply downloading pirated versions of the movie and calling it a day! Other big favorites for Best Picture include Hereafter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King’s Speech, Love & Other Drugs, Miral, Somewhere, The Tree of Life, The Way Back, Rabbit Hole, True Grit, Fair Game and London Boulevard. Just that list alone is a project to get through before the end of February, but if you’ve already seen most of this years’ most acclaimed movies, it may be time to move on to other lists.

The anticipated nominees for Best Director do not yield anything that’s not already on the Best Picture list, but the Best Actor and Actress categories have a few like Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine, and Natalie Portman in Black Swan. Best Supporting Actor comes up with some originals with Bill Murray in Get Low, Rebecca Hall in The Town, and Naomi Watts in You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.

As with any other Oscar year there are a number of repeats that make the list of what to watch more manageable. Just to be sure you don’t miss a thing, try a combination of internet and satellite TV research, searching out the best movie channels. Within a week of two you will have seen every potential Oscar nominee on the list and can declare yourself a real Oscar Expert!

write by Aubrey

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