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“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

What Is ‘War Horse’? Oscar Nominees 2012 Guide

“War Horse”

Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing

What’s It About: The Narracotts are a farming family struggling to survive in the pre-WWI era. Stubborn father Ted purchases a horse (Joey) up for auction, and his son Albert is smitten almost immediately. The two develop a special bond as Joey grows. Then the unthinkable happens: Ted sells Joey to the… Continue reading What Is 'War Horse'? Oscar Nominees 2012 Guide

For a subject like short films, brevity is the key. So here’s everything you need to know in a nutshell: the Short Film Oscars are broken into three categories: Live-action, Animation and Documentary. They come from all over the world and usually serve as the big spoiler in your Academy Award pool. The films arrive in theaters this weekend (check the full listings to see when they will arrive to… Continue reading Oscar Short Film Nominees 2012: What Are They About?

Despite being on the shortlist for Best Supporting Actor seemingly all throughout awards season, some were still shocked that Max von Sydow earned a nomination in the category last month. Now, the actor could be poised to pull one of the biggest upsets of Oscar night — at least if you believe the rousing ovation the screen veteran received at the Academy Awards luncheon in Beverly Hills on Monday afternoon.

“[V]on… Continue reading Oscar Nominees Class Photo 2012: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt; But Can You Find Max Von Sydow? (PHOTO)

Nominated For: Best Picture

What’s It About: The silent, black-and-white feature follows Jean Dujardin as George Valentin, a silent movie star, who — After the premiere of his latest film — has a serendipitous run-in with a beautiful fan named Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo). Soon after, Valentin discovers that studios are no longer interested in financing his beloved silent flicks, opting instead for the futuristic “talkies.” And the new, up-and-coming star… Continue reading What Is 'The Artist'? Oscar Nominees 2012 Guide