[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjAqMewHmxkOscar night is soo exciting – Who wins? Are their acceptance speeches terribly embarrassing? Who wears what dress? – but there’s one ascept to it that makes me sad every year, and that is how few of the films awarded or even nominated I’ve actually seen.

This year, considering the movies that actually won an Oscar, I have seen Octavia Spencer in The Help, and my, was that a performance! I missed The Artist, because I was too tired from work the night my husband went to watch it. I watched and enjoyed Hugo Cabret, the same applies to Midnight in Paris. But I haven’t watched The Descendants or Beginners, and The Iron Lady is not even on here yet.

A second source of irritation are the movies I adored that didn’t make it into the nominations. The Adventures of Tintin? Adorable! Sean Penn in Cheyenne? What a power performance! Yet neither of them were considered.

What is your reaction to the Oscars? Did you like the movies and performances that were awarded?

– Rike Horstmann