Here is the list ranked from good to bad. Basically, I think that the standard of both style and story is rather low this year. Inspite that some of these movies do have interesting characters and plotpoints etc, the main stories in witch these chatacters evolve in tend to become too predictable(The Kings Speech, The Fighter, Kids are all Right, and yeah I have to mention Toy Story 3 too, sorry) or too rushed (True Grit) dramawise, or too stylized (Inception). But there are however some substancial and exciting movies this year that do suprise and mezmerize, like the story of a desperate girl (winters Bone) and the story of a desperate young woman (Black Swan) and a very,very desparate young man (127 hours).
To add another opinion into this, I would say that a couple of these films are in “limbo” compared to what is rather good and what is rather bad and that is the story about an internet page (Social Network) and the story of the undead toys (Toy Story 3). When I reflect over my expectations before seeing these films, I have to point out that I didnt have enormous expectations after I saw the nomination list, but I did have huge expectations to two certain films; True Grit and Black Swan. I’m not their biggest fan, but I like the Coens and True Grit appeared to be a step back compared to the last western they made (No Country For Old Men) and I liked the story of the stungout, outworn and broken down wrestler (The Wrestler) just a notch more than the story of the fragile ballett-dancing perfectionist (Black Swan).
Anyway, I will enjoy the night where it all comes down to who wins, and who doesnt…So until then we’re just going to have to wait and see!