2016 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEES Available @ Your Library!

by jennifer29. February 2016 08:26

The 2016 Academy Awards ceremony aired last Sunday, February 28. Did you watch it?? I only watched the red carpet pre-show but I did check this morning to see who had won! GO LEO!!! I loved him in THE REVENANT and I think he totally deserved to win.

Your local library may offer some of the nominated films, my library does, and here is the list of what is available and what is coming soon!! And did you know....several of the nominated films were books FIRST!! 

 

2016 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEES

 

 

AMY (R)

Starring: Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Yasiin Bey, Tony Bennett, Pete Doherty

The incredible story of six-time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse - in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archival footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving, and vital film shines a light on our culture and the world we live in today.

 

 

THE BIG SHORT (R)

Starring: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Marisa Tomei, Karen Gillan

The financial meltdown from the perspective of a number of players: Michael Burry, a bizarre stock-picking genius, and the first to realize that the market's housing boom is based on a 'house of cards' sham; Mark Baum, self-loathing fictional character whose firm picks up insider trading information from a wrong number phone call; Jarred Vennet, a smart-aleck broker who confirms the ominous suspicion; and Charles Gellar and James Shipley, small-time players who hit it big.

 

 

BRIDGE OF SPIES (PG-13)

Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance

James Donovan is a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.

 

 

BROOKLYN (PG-13)

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

 

 

CAROL (R)

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson

Two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her twenties, Therese is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage.

 

 

EX MACHINA (R)

Starring: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac

Caleb, a 24-year-old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a retreat belonging to the company's reclusive CEO, Nathan. But when Caleb arrives he finds that he will have to participate in a fascinating experiment with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot woman, Ava. Truths, emotions, and motives are blurred as the relationship between Caleb, Ava, and Nathan intensifies.

 

 

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (R)

Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Zoe Kravitz

A return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. Haunted by his past, he believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord with his gangs, pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

 

 

THE MARTIAN (PG-13)

Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels

After a bad storm blows across Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead and left behind. Now stuck on a hostile planet, he must find a way to signal to Earth and, in the meantime, survive on limited supplies.

 

 

THE REVENANT (R) – DVD COMING SOON

You can find the book HERE and the audio book HERE

Starring: Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Leonardo Dicaprio, Lukas Haas

Inspired by true events, an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald. Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.

 

 

ROOM (R)

Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, William H. Macy

After five-year old Jack and his Mom escape from the enclosed environment that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a miraculous discovery: the outside world.

 

 

SPOTLIGHT (R)

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Billy Crudup, Stanley Tucci

Spotlight tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world's oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper's tenacious 'Spotlight' teams of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment.

 

 

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (R)

Starring: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Paul Giamatti, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking viewers back to where it all began, the film tells the true story of how these cultural rebels - armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent - stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A.

 

Have you seen any of these Oscar nominated films? Which one(s)? And which are you most looking forward to seeing?

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