“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Max Von Sydow)
What’s It About: Based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” follows Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn), a young boy who — after losing his father (Tom Hanks) in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 — finds a key in his dad’s closet. With the help of a mysterious older man named “The… Continue reading What Is 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close'? Oscar Nominees 2012 Guide
“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
It’s always a big deal which star presents the year’s Best Picture — last year, Steven Spielberg did the honors for the third time — and now we’re wondering will secure the top spot for 2012.
Some presenters have already been announced — two-time Best Picture presenter Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise and the cast of “Bridesmaids” — but now “Wall Street” star Michael Douglas is being thrown into the… Continue reading Michael Douglas As Oscar Presenter: Will He Announce Best Picture?
According to the popular consensus, “The Artist” is going to win every major award at the Oscars this year, including Best Picture. However, there’s always room for an upset. Over the years, there have been plenty of surprise Academy Award winners, from “Crash” beating “Brokeback Mountain” in 2005 to “Rocky” taking out “Network” for Best Picture in 1976.
In honor of this year’s Academy Awards — airing Sunday — let’s take… Continue reading Academy Awards: Biggest Upsets In Oscar History (PHOTOS)
“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