Do you remember when the Academy Awards used to nominate and award movies you'd seen? I do. I used to like watching the Oscars to find out who the winners were. But considering this year's "Best Picture" nominations, all I can think is... who cares?
In past years, movies like Titanic, Forrest Gump, and the last Lord of the Rings film all won Best Picture Oscars. Based on their average box office returns, it's clear that pretty much everyone saw these films. They averaged $435 million each in their U.S. releases. The average box office gross for this year's five nominated films is a miserable $37 million. I'm not saying that movies need to make a ton of money to be considered good. But with this year's Oscars, I assume most people are thinking the same thing I am: "Who cares?" If they want anyone to watch or care about the Oscars, or to grant the winners of Oscars any esteem, it's time to get back to nominating movies that people see... at least for one or two of the nominations.
So to sum up... Go, Seahawks!