Well isn't this just absolute crap. Either the Oscars are getting worse at nominating movies that are actually good, or I'm getting more cynical as I get older. Either way, it's disheartening. I mean come on, in what alternate universe is The Help better than Shame? Alright, an NC-17 movie isn't going to get best picture, but I could think of at least half a dozen movies that came out that were better than The Help or Extremely f'ing Loud. At least nominate McQueen for direction, or Fassbender for best actor, or something. And if I had to choose one Spielberg movie to nominate this year it would definitely be Tintin over War Horse. Ahh!