-Argo, Django Unchained and Silver Linings Playbook are in my top 10 of the year (I still haven't seen Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserable, Amour or Lincoln).
-Joaquin Phoenix in The Master is my favorite acting performance of the year. I was nervous that he ruined his chances with his negative remarks about awards. It doesn't matter if he wants them, he still deserves them. Sublime performance.
-The entire Best Supporting Actor category is filled with awesome actors. That's a tough call, but I would give it to Christoph Waltz.
-Meryl Streep has no chance of winning an Oscar this year. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy Meryl for the most part, but when she is nominated, she wins. It's frustrating.
-Life of Pi is a gorgeous movie, but it failed in its message. I agree with the technical nominations, but best picture? No way.
-I completely disagree with the love for Moonrise Kingdom. The more I think about it, the more I hate the film. I was even tempted to put it in my worst of the year list. While the screenplay is original, it's not nomination worthy. At all.
-This is the first time in a looooong time that I've actually seen most of the nominated animated features. While Brave almost made it to my best of the year list and I enjoyed The Pirates: Band of Misfits, I don't see anything special about ParaNorman or Wreck-it Ralph (both are cute). How are these Oscar nomination worthy films???
-Snow White and the Huntsman is nominated for 2 Oscars. I actually commented positively on both the costume and the visual effects....but still.
-The most talked about snub, is by far the most egregious: Ben Affleck for directing Argo.
-I knew my favorite film of the year, Seven Psychopaths, would be snubbed. However, the screenplay is borderline genius, as is Sam Rockwell's performance.
-Susan Sarandon is amazing in Jeff, Who Lives at Home.
-Leo DiCaprio for Django Unchained. Although it is a tough category, I would have preferred him over Robert De Niro for Silver Linings Playbook.
-I would have loved a screenplay nomination for the most original movie of the year, Looper.
-Liam Neeson is incredible in The Grey. I haven't seen Flight yet (and I don't even want to see it), but I have an inkling that Neeson deserves the nomination more than Washington.