For some a dream come true. For others just an "honour to be nominated." For me, just an excuse to sit at home watching TV critiquing and gushing about the talented (Natalie Portman) and not so talented (Gwen Paltrow), the handsome (Javier Bardem) and not so handsome (Justin Timberlake - Sorry, ladies. I just don't get it), and great (Anne Hathaway) and significantly less great (James Franco - I wanted to enjoy him, but he just seemed so bored).
But, whether you watched for the glamour, the celebrities, the fashion, or the pure love of movies, with 10 Best Picture nominees it was clear to see that it was a good year for movies. And I would argue, with 4 of those nominees being adapted from books, I'd say a good year for books, too! (That's 40%... Or nearly half. Commence being shocked by my math skills. Impressive, I know).
Today I have just a brief hommage to those books.