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Of all of the Academy Awards nominees for best picture, which did you see? Which did you like?

Asked by Jude (32098points) February 28th, 2011

The winner was The King’s Speech.

Other nominees:

Black Swan

The Fighter


The King’s Speech

127 Hours

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

“Winter’s Bone”

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Jude's avatar

So far, I have seen Black Swan, and Inception. I liked Inception quite a bit.

I plan on seeing all of the other nominees (except for Toy Story) and the winner. :)

JilltheTooth's avatar

I’ve only seen True Grit and Inception and I thought both were very good.

wilma's avatar

I have only seen Toy Story 3 and I didn’t see it at the theater.
I would like to see most of the others, but I don’t know if I’ll get a chance.

Seelix's avatar

Not a one. I need to get out more.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

I saw Inception, and thought it was epic.

12Oaks's avatar

Saw not a one. Heard of three. Plan to see zero.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I saw True Grit and will probably go to see The King’s Speech.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

I’ve seen Inception, Toy Story 3, True Grit, The Social Network, and Winter’s Bone. I was hoping The King’s Speech would win even though I didn’t see it. I saw Winter’s Bone on Redbox on a whim. I was so happy to see it nominated. I don’t think many people knew about it and it was really really good.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

You know, I didn’t see any of them, but I hope to remedy that very shortly. I was happy The King’s Speech won, though, simply because I love love love Collin Firth and Geoffrey Rush.

Soubresaut's avatar

I saw Black Swan, Inception, and The Social Network. Loved all three.
With all The King’s Speech won, I kinda wanna see it now (hadn’t even heard of it before).

OpryLeigh's avatar

I saw The Kings Speech and Inception. Wasn’t as impressed as the restof the world by Inception but I adored The Kings Speech. I really want to see True Grit.

muppetish's avatar

I saw Black Swan, Inception, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, and True Grit. I enjoyed all five of them and look forward to seeing the rest of the nonminations (though Winter’s Bone to a lesser degree as I am unfamiliar with its content and don’t know what to expect from it.) Choosing a favourite from the films I saw would be a difficult task.

erichw1504's avatar

I’ve seen Inception, The Social Network and Toy Story 3. All of them were amazing. My favorite out of the three would have to be Inception (Christopher Nolan never let’s me down).

I plan on seeing The Fighter, 127 Hours, True Grit, and possibly Black Swan.

Carly's avatar

I saw 4 of them. I didnt like the social network. It made me feel like crap, because most of my generation is really like that.

gasman's avatar

I thought Social Network should have won best picture, mainly for its snappy dialogue. At least Sorkin got his due. I thought King’s Speech was good but not great. True Grit might have fared better with different competition, and if it weren’t a remake. I still haven’t seen Black Swan because I don’t usually do “creepy.” but now I’m curious to see what all the fuss is about with Portman’s performance. I guess she’s improved since her awful work as Princess Naboo in Star Wars.

Jude's avatar

@gasman Every time that I see her, I still see Princess Naboo. I can’t help it.

gasman's avatar

@Jude At the time I felt like might as well have phoned in her part. How did she beat out fierce competition for this role?, I wondered. Perhaps the sucky script was to blame…

Jude's avatar

@gasman No, really. She was wonderful.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@gasman @Jude I’m sure you mean Princess of Naboo. C’mon people, Star Wars is serious business, get your facts straight. ~

Of all the nominees, the only ones I haven’t got around to seeing are Black Swan and 127 Hours. I enjoyed most of the rest, with the exception of The Social Network, which was ridiculously over-hyped. I have no idea what the fuss is about with that movie. I was thrilled to see The King’s Speech win Best Picture, which it definitely deserved. I was also glad to see some acknowledgment for the terrific acting in The Fighter.

MacBean's avatar

Well, since you asked… I saw all ten. Here was how I rated them:
01.) The King’s Speech – 5 stars
02.) The Fighter – 4.5 stars
03.) Inception – 4.5 stars
04.) Black Swan – 4 stars
05.) Winter’s Bone – 4 stars
06.) The Kids Are All Right – 4 stars
07.) True Grit – 3.5 stars
08.) Toy Story 3 – 3 stars
09.) 127 Hours – 3 stars
10.) The Social Network – 2.5 stars
This sort of surprises me, overall. It’s rather uncommon for me to rate a movie four stars or more, and my opinions on several of these didn’t turn out how I thought they would. I didn’t expect to care for The Fighter, Black Swan, or True Grit as much as I did, and I found 127 Hours and The Social Network disappointing.
@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities Amen on The Social Network. The music was quite good, Andrew Garfield is cute, and there was nothing technically unappealing to me. But it was a boring movie about nerds being jerks to each other. If I want to see that, I’ll hang out with my friends. Or watch Big Bang Theory; at least those jerky nerds are funny. Also, now I like Facebook even less than I did before, which is really saying something. ...Justin Timberlake was actually pretty good, though. That surprised me.

tranquilsea's avatar

I’ve seen King’s Speech, Inception, Toy Story 3, and True Grit.

I liked King’s Speech the best because they were able take a potentially boring movie and make it riveting.

gasman's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities Mad magazine called her Princess Naboo-boo

podwarp's avatar

With the exception of Winter’s Bone and 127 Hours, I’ve seen all the films.

I’d heard The Social Network (fun and hip, but shallow) and Inception (great concepts were absolutely wasted) would be shoe-ins this year for Best Picture, but I never saw the big deal about those myself so I’m glad neither won the category—although I think the categories they did win were well deserved. The King’s Speech was such a standard and safe pick that I wasn’t surprised it won, but I would have preferred something a little more daring… Black Swan or Toy Story 3 or True Grit (even though it’s a remake).

janbb's avatar

I’ve seen The King’s Speech, True Grit, Social Network and Winter’s Bone. I enjoyed all four but thought that The King’s Speech and Winter’s Bone were truly excellent.

DominicX's avatar

The Social Network is overrated. Inception and Black Swan were both excellent and rank as some of my favorite movies.

Didn’t see any of the others, but I plan to…

janbb's avatar

@DominicX I think The Social Network was overrated too.

MilkyWay's avatar

hmmm, I quite liked 127 hours and inception.

zenvelo's avatar

I saw all but The Fighter and Winter’s Bone. I liked Black Swan and Kings Speech a lot, and liked Social Network and True Grit too. I’m okay with how the awards came out.

127 Hours was by far over looked though. Wish there was an award for “All Around Great Movie in All Categories But Not The Best in Any”

SpatzieLover's avatar

So far I’ve only seen Toy Story 3. My husband plans to see Inception and we want to see The King’s Speech. We both want to watch The Social Network at home (but after reading the reviews here maybe we won’t).

When we do go out and spend actual money to see a movie, we tend to go to something fun or action filled and rent the rest. Life is serious enough as it is…I wanna laugh!

MacBean's avatar

@SpatzieLover re: The Social Network—I’ve probably given it the harshest review here so far, but I still think it’s worth watching once. I’m obviously not a fan but I didn’t feel like my time was actually wasted.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@MacBean Thank you for the clarification. My husband is a “geek” so we just weren’t sure. Maybe we’ll stream it

jballzz's avatar

Inception, The Social Network, and Toy Story 3. Inception became my second favorite movie of all time after I watched it on Netflix.

filmfann's avatar

I saw all of them, except Winters Bone. I thought they were all equally good.
The Social Network and The Kids Are All Right had snappier, wittier dialog, which I enjoy. (Hey, you left The Kids… off your list on the OP).
I own Inception and Toy Story 3 on DVD, and I will probably pick up True Grit, but I doubt I will get any of the others.
Just for the record, my favorite movie of last year was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1.

chyna's avatar

Winters Bone.

SavoirFaire's avatar

The only one of those films I’ve seen is The Social Network. I liked it, but I don’t care that it didn’t win Best Picture. I’m just happy that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won Best Original Score.

Bellatrix's avatar

I have seen:-

Black Swan

The Fighter


The King’s Speech

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

I liked them all. I would have picked The King’s Speech for the Oscar. I thought Christian Bale was fabulous in The Fighter though and I also liked Jeff Bridges in True Grit.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

@DominicX I thought that The Social Network was a little overpraised, too. I didn’t get it and I spent most of the movie wanting to slap Zuckerburg.

bob_'s avatar

I saw The Social Network. Aaron Sorkin rules.

And all the haters can go make me a sandwich ~

SavoirFaire's avatar

@bob_ Indeed! Yet still no lurve for Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Oh, well…

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