Oscar Nominations for Best Picture
It's that time of year again when Oscar nominations
are announced. While most of the nominations are no surprise, there are a few underdogs in the list this year.
ArgoWinner Best Picture
is based loosely on an account published in 2007 of the The Master of Disguise
, in which Antonio J. Mendez, a CIA operative, led the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran, Iran, during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
Beasts of the Southern WildBeasts of the Southern Wild
is a fantasy drama film directed by Benh Zeitlin and written by Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar from her one-act play Juicy and Delicious
Les MisérablesLes Misérables
is a musical drama, based on the musical of the same name by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg which is in turn based on Les Misérables
, the 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo.
Life of PiLife of Pi
is an adventure drama film based on Yann Martel's 2001 novel of the same name.
The film is based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography of Lincoln, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
, and covers the final four months of Lincoln's life, focusing on the President's efforts in January 1865 to have the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution passed by the United States House of Representatives.
Silver Linings PlaybookSilver Linings Playbook
is a romantic comedy-drama film, adapted from the novel of the same name by Matthew Quick.
Zero Dark ThirtyZero Dark Thirty
is billed as "the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man," the film is a dramatization of the American operation that killed Osama bin Laden.
No Easy Day: The Autobiography of a Navy SEAL
by Mark Owen examines the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden, details the selection and training process for one of the most elite units in the military.