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“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory”

Nominated For: Best Documentary Feature

What’s It About: Part of a set of HBO documentaries, “Purgatory” is the third in the series, which continues to examine the story of the the West Memphis Three, a group of teenagers who were accused of committing heinous murders in 1994. The first two “Paradise Lost” films raised disturbing questions about the seemingly circumstantial evidence that was used to convict the trio… Continue reading What Is 'Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory'? Oscar Nominees 2012 Guide

To paraphrase the old baseball adage, you can’t tell a Best Picture contender without a video mashup. Thank goodness, then, for Moviefone’s Best Picture montage — a look at all nine nominees, from presumed frontrunner “The Artist” to just-happy-to-be-here “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” Which of these nine will win the gold on Sunday night? OK, “The Artist.” But if you’re on Team “Descendants” or Team “Help,” don’t lose hope… Continue reading Best Picture: 'The Artist,' 'The Help,' 'The Descendants' And The Rest Of The 2012 Nominees (VIDEO)

“Midnight in Paris”

Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Director (Woody Allen), Best Original Screenplay (Allen), Best Art Direction

What’s It About: Owen Wilson steps up into the Woody-surrogate role of Gil Pender, a Hollywood screenwriter on vacation in the City of Light with his fiance Inez (Rachel McAdams) and his soon-to-be in-laws. Gil is frustrated with his life, and dreams of writing a great novel instead of tacky scripts to bad movies… Continue reading What Is 'Midnight in Paris'? Oscar Nominees 2012 Guide

“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

Nominated For: Best Actor (Gary Oldman), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score

What’s It About: Based on the famous novel by John le Carre, “Tinker” follows ex-British spy George Smiley (Oldman), who’s brought back to the Circus (British intelligence — in this movie, everything is spoken in code) to investigate a potential Russian spy. Soon, everyone’s a suspect, including Smiley himself, as the viewer tries to unscramble a… Continue reading What Is 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'? Oscar Nominees Guide 2012

“The Descendants”

Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (George Clooney), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing

What’s It About: Matt King (Clooney) lives in Hawaii with his wife, who — unbeknownst to him — is having an affair with a real estate guru (Matthew Lillard). As if that weren’t bad enough, Matt finds out about his wife’s infidelity after she suffers massive head injuries during a boating accident and falls into… Continue reading What Is 'The Descendants'? Oscar Nominees 2012 Guide