Quoted from bladerunner:
I was looking at all the nominated movies. The only one I have seen is Bohemian Rhapsody. I don’t remember a single year where I had not seen almost all the movies that have been nominated. I guess Cinema is going down the drain. I don’t think it’s me. I still really enjoy watching movies. Very strange!
It probably is multi factorial.
To me, it seems to be so if you rising stars whether it’s at the director level or the actor level. Kind of sad in my mind!
Also, from all the movies nominated, I did not see one that I really want to watch, at least as a initial impression.
I watched over 80 2018 movies last year... and yet only 2 are nominated this year. You're not alone. I think cinema is totally fine, it's just awards shows keep choosing things that don't necessarily deserve nominations