The Academy Awards approach, and on February 22, we will see who walks away with the Oscars. It is true that these awards do not always honor the best films or performances of any year, but I believe the nominations have improved over the past five years. Now independent films and performances from around the world are more likely to be given at least a nomination, if not an award.
Nevertheless, as with every year, there are wonderful films and acting that the Academy overlooks. Below are my selections of work from the previous year that I believe is worth your while to look at. If there is something you feel is missing from the list, please comment in the blog. Chances are I haven’t seen it yet.