I don't like to think of myself as a philistine, but I'm not really that knowledgeable about the current film industry, having always been more of a reader than a filmgoer. Therefore, I'm looking over the list of Oscar nominees and I realize that I haven't seen a single one. The only film I saw in the theater last year was the big kaiju throwdown, which I saw on the big screen because I am a sucker for goofy monster movies and I know one of the actors involved in the motion-capture scenes.
I'm amused that Joker is nominated, because it's a 'comic book movie'. From what I've heard, it's also an homage to Scorcese, a man the Academy has snubbed for many years. I do have to note that all of the individuals nominated for best director are men... liberal Hollywood, my ass!