As an entertainment editor, I’m only slightly ashamed to admit that I haven’t seen any of the movies that are nominated for Best Picture at the 2021 Oscars, including The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah, Mank, Minari, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, Sound of Metal and The Trial of the Chicago 7. I know, I know—it should practically be mandatory for the job description, but it’s been quite an abundant year for the entertainment industry.
Although this is the first time that I’ve let this happen, I don’t think I’m entirely at fault. I’m not bragging about this and to be honest, I’ve watched more content this year than in any other year of my life. However, there are three key reasons as to why I haven’t watched any of the Oscar-nominated movies.