Which of the ten movies nominated this year for the Best Picture Oscar would make the best play? The worst play? The best musical?
I put this to a poll, below, now that I’ve seen all ten, and weighed in on the question. (Could Avatar work on Broadway? The Fabelmans? 10 Best Picture Oscar Nominees as viewed by a theater critic) I’ve never done this before; I don’t think I’ve ever even seen all best picture nominees before the Oscars broadcast (which this year is March 12th), even when there were only five. But I was lured one by one to see the eight of the films that are currently available online, after which I felt compelled to embark on rare trips to an actual movie theater to see the remaining two. I’m betting other theater lovers have done something similar.