Before we listen to Mr. Tarantino, here's his list, again, so far:
1. Star Trek
2. Drag Me to Hell
3. Funny People
4 Up In The Air
6. Observe and Report
8. An Education
Quentin Tarantino states that he's not seen "some of the films I'm expecting big things from" Avatar, Lovely Bones, and Invictus. He also stated that he's not including his own film, Inglorious Bastards, his highest grossing film to date.
Here's the Quentin Tarantino video interview:
This, coupled with the New York Film Critics Online choice of Avatar as Best Film, is starting a kind of cooling off of the rapid awards success of Up In The Air. Still, the awards season is young and it's just December 14th.