This year’s Best Pictures, next year

Friday August 21st 2009


You know the drill by now. All the Best Picture nominees come out in the States in November and December, the Academy vote for them in December, and then we finally get to see them in January and February (and god forbid, March) by which time the whole idea of them being the Best Pictures ‘of the year’ has lost all meaning.

The only thing making this year more interesting is the fact that there will be 10 nominees instead of the usual 5.

Anyway, here’s when you can expect to see next year’s (this year’s) nominees:

THE HURT LOCKER
Released by Optimum on the 28th August 2009.

SHUTTER ISLAND
Released by Paramount on the 9th October 2009.

UP
Released by Disney on the 9th October 2009.

AN EDUCATION
Released by E1 on the 30th October 2009.

NINE
Released by Entertainment on the 25th November 2009.

THE ROAD
Released by Icon on the 8th January 2010.

THE LOVELY BONES
Released by Paramount on the 29th January 2010.

INVICTUS
Released by Warner Bros on the 5th February 2010.

PRECIOUS
Not bought for UK distribution as of yet.

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS 2
Released by Fox on the 26th December 2009.

That last one is a hilarious joke.