It’s only a week away from the Academy Awards and only a week until we see whether the big decision to include 10 Best Picture nominees will yield ratings gold. Personally, I’ve still only seen half of the nominees (Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Up, Inglorious Basterds, and District 9) and I’m a little overwhelmed with catching up on the rest! That’s a lot of movies! That’s a lot of time! But thankfully snow has blanketed much of the East Coast this weekend so it gives me reason to sit down and catch up on a couple more (I think I’m gonna watch Precious and Up in the Air). I do think this will lend more eyes to the telecast next week but screening all of these titles is borderline exhausting (Be sure and check out this week’s EW with all of Dave Karger’s Oscar odds.). Am I alone here in my frustration?
So here’s my question for you, PopWatchers: Has the expanded Best Picture category made you want to watch the Oscars more? Or has viewing all ten of the nominees stressed you out? Sadly, I think I fall into the latter category but having seen front runners Avatar and The Hurt Locker brings me some peace.