Early this morning the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences announced this year's nominees for the categories of the Academy's awards to be presented 2/24. (Whether there will be a ceremony remains to be seen due to the writers' strike.) Here's the link to the list of nominees. I've got some serious movie watching to do because I've seen NONE of these movies yet! So I'm totally unqualified to choose my favorites yet.
Either today or tomorrow, LiberalChurch will be announcing their own list of nominees for their own favorite film. Over the past 3 weeks Liberalchurch members and friends have submitted the names of their favorite films (not limited to the past year). The list of nominated films will be posted on the blog very soon and everyone will be invited to vote and comment on their favorite from the list and why. There will also be a ballots and a ballot box at Liberalchurch starting this Sunday for people to vote. Votes will be taken until Sunday noon 2/17. Neither Price Waterhouse nor Jimmy Carter will be monitoring the election process or certifying the accuracy of its results, so you are on your honor not to "stack" the ballot box with the name of your personal favorite. Please have as much fun with this as we are!
Some of the LiberalChurch nominees will be shown there on Friday nights at 7pm Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22. These movies will also be highlighted in the Sunday messages on Feb. 3, 10, 17, and 24. Watch this week for the list of what is showing when! (Except we will keep the movie for 2/22 and 2/24 a surprise as it will be the top "vote getter". There will be ballots and a ballot box at Liberalchurch starting this Sunday for people to vote until after worship on 2/17.