Ok yes, the public generally dislikes the Oscars for being snobbish and elitist with their winners. However, more often than not, they usually pick the films that end up being the classic films of our time. Every year, I anticipate the winners for the Oscars not even so much that I want to agree with the winners (since I don't always do that) but because I love the competition. Rooting for the movie you want to win most really gets my blood pumping and experiencing my reactions of joy/anger is quite exhilarating.
With the announcement of the National Board of Review winners today, it's time for the awards season to begin. So, what do you think will make the shortlists this year? You know the categories and most of the competitors, so get to it (if you care like me of course). I will have mine up soon.
Oh, and here's a link to the winners of the NBR if anyone is curious: http://www.nbrmp.org/awards/