‘Tis awards season again, and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences has spoken from the mountain top and revealed who they deem worthy of potentially taking home the Oscar, the naked little bald statuette that seems to mean so much to so many in the film industry. Did the Academy get it right this year? Many say no; you can follow the #OscarsSoWhite tag to see what people are thinking about this year’s slate. They're hoping that Oscar host Chris Rock will address this elephant in the auditorium when he opens year 88 of the big Academy Awards show on Sunday, February 28.
To see the full list of nominees, go to oscar.go.com/nominees. And here's where you can see those nominated films, starting tonight:
Sie FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue, is diving head-first into Oscar season with many of the hard-to-find films; go to denverfilm.org for showtimes and late additions. Here's the lineup at the Sie:
Mad Max: Fury Road: Ten nominations, including Best Picture, opens January 15 on 35mm!
The Martian: Seven nominations, including Best Picture, opens January 22.
Boy and the World: Best Animated Feature, opens January 22.
Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary opens January 29.
Amy: Nominated for Best Documentary, one night only at 7 p.m. January 30.
The Look of Silence: Best Documentary, return engagement begins February 5.
What Happened, Miss Simone?: Best Documentary, one night only at 7 p.m. February 9.
Cartel Land: Best Documentary, return engagement begins February 12.
Theeb: Nominated for Best Foreign film, return engagement begins February 12.
Winter on Fire: Best Documentary, one night only at 7 p.m. February 16.
When Marnie Was There: Best Animated Feature, return engagement begins February 19.
Landmark Theatres — the Mayan, Esquire and Chez Artiste in Denver — have exclusives on a few nominated titles. Go to landmarktheaters.com for showtimes and tickets. Here's the lineup:
Anomalisa: Best Animated Film, now playing at the Mayan.
Mustang: Best Foreign Film, now playing at the Chez Artiste.
Youth: Best Original Song, now playing at the Chez Artiste.
Trumbo: Best Actor for Bryan Cranston, now playing at the Mayan.
45 Years: Best Actress for Charlotte Rampling, opens January 29 at the Esquire.
Son Of Saul: Best Foreign Film, opens February 12 at the Chez Artiste.
Embrace of the Serpent: Best Foreign Film, opens March 11.
The following Oscar nominees are now playing at theaters around town; go to Fandango.com for locations and showtimes:
The Revenant: Nominated for twelve Oscars, including Best Picture.
Room: Nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture.
Brooklyn: Nominated for three Oscars, including Best Picture.
Carol: Nominated for six Oscars, including Best Actress for Cate Blanchett.
The Hateful Eight: Nominated for three Oscars, including Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Jason Leigh (this film is no longer playing on 70mm film in town — you blew it).
Bridge of Spies: Nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture.
Creed: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Sylvester Stallone.
Spotlight: Nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture.
Joy: Nominated for Best Actress for Jennifer Lawrence.
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The Big Short: Nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture.
The Danish Girl: Nominated for four Oscars, including Best Actor for Eddie Redmayne.
More nominees that have completed their theatrical runs are likely to return, so keep an eye on your favorite theater’s lineup or fandango.com for more information.