Grading the 9 Best Picture nominees

The Descendants B-
Hugo B+
War Horse B
The Help C-
Moneyball B+
Midnight In Paris B-
The Tree Of Life A
Extremely Loud And Incredibly Loud C-
The Artist N/A

Meh, one of those years where they really didn't pick the right ones. Extremely Loud? Really? Where's Drive? That practically made every top ten list and was as visionary piece of work as almost anything else in 2011. At least they had the guts to vote for Tree Of Life, which I'm sure will get many of the wrong people (we know who they are) renting it and having a WHAT THE FUCK reaction to it - now that's something I'm looking forward to more than the awards show itself. ps promise promise promise to watch The Artist very soon.