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2/21/2014

Where to See the Oscar Nominees in Ottawa

Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle.
Only one week remains to see all the Oscar nominees! If you’re furiously planning to check off as many titles from the list as you possibly can, which you should, you’ll need to plan accordingly. Luckily enough, a few of the biggies are playing downtown(ish), but some of the other contenders could have you travelling from Kanata to Orleans to Barrhaven. (You can use your knowledge of the ’burbs as an extra conversation piece while you show off your cine-smarts at this year’s Oscar party.) Here’s where you can see the Oscar nominees in Ottawa:

12 Years a Slave

Downtown:


-12 Years a Slave: Friday (today) and Saturday
-9 nominations incl. Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor
-Top Ten of 2013 - #1; Best Perfs of 2013 - #4 & 6 (Chiwetel Ejiofor & Michael Fassbender)
-American Hustle: Thurs., Feb. 28 to Sat., March 2
-10 nominations incl. Best Picture, Director, Best Actress, and Best Actor
-Best Perfs of 2013 – Jennifer Lawrence is #5
-The Great Beauty: today to March 6
            -Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film (Italy)
-Inside Llewyn Davis: Tues., Feb. 25 to Thurs.Feb 27
            -2 nominations incl. Best Cinematography (It was screwed.)
            -Top Ten of 2013 – #7
-The Square: Thurs.y Mar. 6 to Sat. Mar. 8
            -Nominated for Best Documentary Feature
*Note they’ll also have Best Foreign Language Film nominees The Missing Picture and Omar in March.

-The Invisible Woman: Sun. Feb. 23; Tues. Feb. 25; Thurs. Feb. 27
            -Nominated for Best Costume Design
-Nebraska: Fri. Feb. 28 and Sat. Mar. 1
            -6 nominations incl. Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor

Dallas Buyers Club

Downtown-ish:


The Rainbow (all week)

            -6 nominations incl. Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor
            -5 nominations incl. Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay
-Gravity (2D only)
            -10 nominations incl. Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress
            -4 nominations incl. Best Picture and Best Actress
            -Best Perfs of 2013 - #7 (Judi Dench)

            -5 nominations incl. Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor
            -Top Ten of 2013 – #9

August: Osage County

The ’burbs (all week)

-List goes from West to East so that you may plan accordingly.


            -Nominated for Best Actress (Meryl Streep) and Best Supporting Actress (Julia Roberts)
            -Top Ten of 2013 - #10; Best Perfs of 2013: #1 (Meryl Streep) and #7 (Margo Martindale)
-Frozen (in 2D and 3D)
            -Nominated for Best Animated Feature and Best Song (“Let it Go”)
            -Includes the nominated short Get a Horse
-Gravity (playing in 3D)
-The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (3D)
            -3 nominations including Best Visual Effects
            -Nominated for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing

-Frozen (2D and 3D)

-Frozen (2D and 3D)
-Philomena (which is probably the closest thing to an “art film” that Barrhaven will ever get!)


-Frozen (2D and 3D)
-The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (3D)

            -Nominated for Best Score
            -Nominated for Best Score
*They’re also showing Canada’s Oscar submission Gabrielle!

-Frozen (2D only)


20 Feet from Stardom

Home vid:


And while it’s best to see movies on the big screen, some of this year’s nominees have already come and gone from theatres. Here are the films that you can’t see in local theatres, but can easily find on DVD, iTunes, Google Play, and that machine at the grocery store.

            -Nominated for Best Documentary Feature
            -Top Ten of 2013 - #4
            -Nominated for Best Documentary Feature
-Before Midnight
             -Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay 
            -Nominated for Best Actress (Cate Blanchett), Best Supporting Actress (Sally Hawkins), and Best Original Screenplay
            -Top Ten of 2013 - #2; Best Perfs of 2013: #2 (Cate Blanchett & Sally Hawkins)
            -Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film (Belgium)
            -Top Ten of 2013 - #8
            -iTunes only
            -6 nominations incl. Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor (Barkhad Abdi)
            -Nominated for Best Animated Feature
            -Nominated for Best Documentary Feature
            -Nominated for Best Animated Feature and Best Song (“Happy”)
            -Nominated for Best Documentary Feature
            -Nominated for Best Costumes and Best Art Direction
            -Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film (Denmark)
            -Nominated for Best Make-up
            -Nominated for Best Visual Effects and Best Make-up
            -Nominated for Best Cinematography
            -Netlfix only

Happy Oscar Watching!