It’s that time of the year again. You know, when the Academy nominates a plethora of movies for Best Picture so the public can go out and spend 12 bucks—$15 for 3D!—at their local theater and support the movie industry.
We’re onto you! (But we’ll gladly throw away some money anyway.)
Even the most ardent movie fans probably haven’t heard of some of these films nominated in the prestigious category.
But it does include notable films that have already garnered plenty of Oscar buzz for Best Picture. And they are: Argo, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty. (Full list of nominees below).
Lincoln led the way with 12 nominations.
For best actor (sorry, Actor in a Leading Role) the Academy nominated Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Joaquin Phoenix and Denzel Washington.
The ladies who shined the brightest this movie season and received nominations for Actress in a Leading Role were Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Emmanuella Riva, Quvenzhane Wallis and Naomi Watts.
And if you’re interested, our pick for the Short Film (Live Action) category is Curfew. Don’t ask us why.
As long as Wreck-It Ralph wins Animated Featured Film we’ll be happy.
And if the Academy is listening, please give the nod to Amour. Our boss really likes the trailer.
The full Oscars list (for the categories you care about):
BeAsts of the southern Wild
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Bradley cooper — Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis — Lincoln
Hugh Jackman — Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix — The Master
Denzel Washington — Flight
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Jessica Chastain — Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence — Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva — Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis — Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts — The Impossible
Michael Haneke — Amour
Benh Zeitlin — Beasts of the Southern Wild
Ang Lee — Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg — Lincoln
David O. Russell — Silver Linings Playbook
Life of Pi