I have not watched an Academy Award broadcast since Letterman was the host. At the time I
was a big Letterman fan. (It eventually occurred to me that Letterman is a nasty piece of work.) Having said that I have enjoyed not watch the three hour commercial for the movie industry for around 15 years. I do take notice of the nominees and eventually the list of winner.
It’s no surprise the Lincoln is up for best picture, director and actor/actress. What is GREAT to see is that Tommy Lee Jones is up for Best Supporting Actor. He nearly steals the movie. Even if you are not a history buff nor interested in politics Lincoln is a great film.