The highly anticipated nominations for this year's Oscars have been released. With such a rich year in film, this award season is sure to be entertaining and in some ways, even historic. For the entire listing of nominations, check out this link. This year nine different movies are competing for the title of 'Best Picture of The Year.' The academy will decide between Argo, Lincoln, Les Miserables, Amour, Beasts Of The Southern Wild, Django Unchained, The Life Of Pi, Zero Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty. This collection of possible winners is very interesting, and will be a tough call.
These nominated films include so many different types of film, from one that outlines the planning and capture of Osama Bin Laden, an epic and beloved french musical, a historical fiction film about one of the most famous and influential US presidents, etc. etc.
Awards season is a big time of year for the industry and there will be tons of local events to kick it off, and will finish with lots of different Oscar viewing parties. The Academy Awards bring a renewed sense of pride and accomplishment for the film industry. And this year, the range of nominated movies is inspiring.
Interested in playing at home? Check out this cool Play-at-Home Ballot from the LA Times. It lets you pick which film you think would win in each category. You can save your ballot, publish it on various social media platforms and see how you did once the Oscars come around. You can find it here.
To top it off, you can test your awards season knowledge with Oscars Trivia. There is no better way to prepare for the Academy Awards. See how well you know the history of one of the most honored and respected events of all time. Click here to see what you remember.
Who do you think will win the awards this year?