84th annual academy awards

30 films down.

at least 60 hours and over a hundred dollars later, i've seen all best picture, best director, best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, best supporting actress, best original screenplay, best adapted screenplay, best art direction, best cinematography, best film editing, and best makeup nominations. 4 best costume design, 4 best original score, 4 best sound editing, 4 best sound mixing, 3 best visual effects, 2 best documentary, 1 best animated feature film, and 1 best foreign film nomination. (and still several films to go, but no time left before the awards!)

out of the 30 i've seen here are my favorites...
and here's how i'd rate the best picture nominations... clearly not who's going to win (my bet's on the artist).