Which of the Oscar Nominated Best Pictures of 2011 Have You Seen?

by Susan

Oscar Nominations

Whenever Oscar® nominees are announced, I realize I need to get out more.

The Kings SpeechI have only seen 3 of the 10 movies that have been nominated for Best Picture. I loved The King's Speech, I enjoyed The Social Network and was impressed by Inception.

Now that I’ve been tempted further by the Academy Awards® 2011 Oscar®Nominations List, I really want to see Black Swan and The Kids Are All Right.

“What about Toy Story 3?” You ask.

I am thrilled to see Toy Story out playing with the Big Kids… heck they’re even wrestling with Fighters, Dancers and Kings… not to mention smarty-pant Harvard students.

But I admit, I haven’t seen it yet. No, no… stop yelling at me… the reason I haven’t seen it yet, is that I’m saving the Toy Story series of movies to watch with my girls when they are old enough to enjoy them. My Sophia is 3 and Julia is 5 and they are both ultra-sensitive to movies and I don’t think they are quite ready for it.

I love watching movies, but like many of you, I don’t have enough time to see as many as I want. (Oh, and I suppose, nor do I have enough money to see as many as I want. LOL)

Best Picture Nominees — Which Have You Seen?

127 Hours (2010): Christian Colson, Danny Boyle, John Smithson

Black Swan (2010): Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin

The Fighter (2010): David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Mark Wahlberg

Inception (2010): Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas

The Kids Are All Right (2010): Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Celine Rattray

The King's Speech (2010): Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin

The Social Network (2010): Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Ceán Chaffin

Toy Story 3 (2010): Darla K. Anderson

True Grit (2010): Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Scott Rudin

Winter's Bone (2010): Anne Rosellini, Alix Madigan

Click Here for the Complete List of the 83rd Academy Awards® Oscar® Nominations

Do you have any favorites you’d like to see win?

While I’d love to see our Disney friends win with Toy Story 3 for Best Picture, I don’t think they’ll take that particular prize home. I’d be happy to see The King's Speech win Best Picture and if Colin Firth doesn’t win Best Actor in a Leading Role, I might shout at my TV a little.

Who do you think will win?

I’m not very good at predicting, especially since I’ve only seen a few of the films. But what about you?

  • Do you like to try to predict?
  • What’s your track record for accuracy?
  • Who do you think will take home trophies this year?


Written by Susan, co-founder of the Mom Blog, 5 Minutes for Mom
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Cascia January 25, 2011 at 4:14 pm

I’ve only seen Toy Story 3. Can’t you tell I do not get out much without my kids!


2 Katrina January 25, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Cascia, you’re not alone. I’ve only seen Toy Story 3, as well! With finances what they are, I only get to go to the movies maybe twice a year and when I went this year, it wasn’t to see any of these! Oops!


3 Gosfam January 25, 2011 at 4:37 pm

I have only seen Inception. GREAT movie. My husband watched The Fighter and The Social Network and thought they were both good. He has seen The Fighter twice he thinks it is THAT good :)


4 Robyn P. January 25, 2011 at 4:45 pm

I have only seen Toy Story 3, but I’d like to see Inception and The King’s Speech


5 Donna L January 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm

We saw Toy Story 3, The Social Network, and Black Swan. However, my hubby and I try to see all of the nominees each year before our annual Oscar party–we’ve got a lot to get to still! If I had to guess, though, from all the buzz, I’d say The King’s Speech is a good bet for the winner in this category.


6 Tylesha January 25, 2011 at 5:27 pm

I just saw Toy Story 3 and I remember watching the first 2 when I was younger. I loved it! And most of all my daughter loved it! (though she had already seen it in the theaters with her cousins.) We also saw Inception (just the grown ups)…we thought the concept and story were amazing! I love any movie that makes you think and ponder abstract concepts…definitely one for the movie collection!!


7 SimplyWebly January 25, 2011 at 5:33 pm

I saw toy story 3 with my 3 year old and he loved it. I also saw True Grit and LOOOOOOOved it. Inception I had to watch a second time on DVD because when it came out I fail asleep. Second time fail asleep again but finished it…. my husband thinks it is one of the best movies of the year.


8 Terra Heck January 26, 2011 at 4:50 am

I’ve only seen Toy Story 3. I’d like to see Black Swan sometime.


9 Jaimie K January 26, 2011 at 10:06 am

I haven’t seen any of them… hmm… :(


10 hotpants™ January 26, 2011 at 11:08 am

I’ve only seen Inception thus far. I plan to see as many as I can of the rest between now and the Oscars. I am so disappointed that Christopher Nolan wasn’t nominated for Best Director. The man is a genius.


11 Forgetfulone January 30, 2011 at 1:49 am

I have only seen three of the ten, but there are several I want to see. I’ve seen Inception, True Grit, and Toy Story 3. Out of those 3, I would have a hard time choosing!


12 Stephanie February 1, 2011 at 4:40 pm

The only one that I’ve seen is “Inception” and – like you – I was impressed. It was very creative and true to how dreams really are…fragmented & complicated.

I’d like to see “The King’s Speech” – I’ve heard & read a number of glowing reviews!


13 Jan February 7, 2011 at 11:54 am

I’ve seen 7 of these movies. I don’t understand all the hype about The King’s Speech? I mean it was a good movie but I didn’t think it was great. It was just a really good UK blockbuster.I also thought Colin Firth was not very good. I felt lik ehe wa sfocussing so much on trying to stutter that he forgot to be aman with a range of feelings and expressions. This all said, it will probably win. I did however think The Fighter was awesome and the actor who played the mother in the film was incredible. Toy Story 3 was brilliant and desrves to be in this list. I also thought the acting by young actors in The Kids Are All Right, True Grit, and Winter’s Bone were amazing. It’s a hard pick between all of them – I pick the King’s Seech to wn because it’s the only Blockbuster, feel-good, epic in the bunch.


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