Cole's Feb. 24 2014 Blog

February 24, 2014 Updated Feb 24, 2014 at 11:22 AM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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February 24, 2014 Updated Feb 24, 2014 at 11:22 AM EDT

Feb 24, 2014

Don’t get me wrong, I love “The Big Game,” it is the greatest sporting event that I look forward to every year. And the MLB All Star Game is usually the highlight of my summer, but I also love movies.

So with that said, I can’t wait to see how the Oscars shake out. I’m not talking about the fashion or Red Carpet shows; I’m talking about the performances receiving the accolades they deserve (both in front of and behind the camera).

Usually I'm a lot better about checking out most of the nominees for best picture at least. This year I’m slacking; all I saw was American Hustle and Captain Phillips. Both were great in my opinion- topping it off are the performances. Tom Hanks (snub!) and Barkhad Abdi were phenomenal. Then there is the “Hustle” cast- all wows! Bale (Batman with a comb-over), Adams, Cooper, Renner, etc were all incredible (of and Jennifer Lawrence is amazing in her role!).

But how about the films that were overlooked in my opinion? Like I said, I did not see most of the movies nominated. But……… I have to say Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson should have been nominated for their roles in Saving Mr. Banks. Harrison Ford should of received a nomination for 42. Don’t judge- but I think films such as Ironman 3 should have got some love for the sound categories. Granted I’m no expert, just an IMDB junkie.

Movies I saw this year, or at least the ones I can remember (in-between a cross-country move and having a kid):
-American Hustle
-Saving Mr. Banks
-Anchorman 2
-Captain Phillips
-Ironman 3
-42
-Great Gatsby

Remember, you can catch the Oscars on March 2nd right here on Channel 7. And catch us all week long on Good Morning for special segments leading up to this weekend's show.