Odds are this year, you’ve probably seen at least one Oscar nominee. Seven of the ten highest grossing films of 2010 have gained at least some nomination, and five of the ten best picture nominees have made over $100 million with two others teetering just under that mark. But with many of the nominees having excelled at the box office, there are plenty of other nominees that most haven’t even heard of that are pretty fantastic as well. So to prepare for this Sunday’s 83rd Academy Awards, here are the some of the under-ranked films nominated.
Thank you, Coen Brothers, because this was shaping up to be one of the most soulless slates of Christmas wide releases ever assembled. True Grit has a 96% on RottenTomatoes after 73 reviews and stars Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin.
(Released on December 25th)
This franchise looks tired. After 44 reviews, it has a 9% on RottenTomatoes.