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Naomi Watts was nominated for a best actress Academy Award for her role in “The Impossible.”

Catch 11 Oscar-nominated films locally

Well, the Oscar nominations are out, and if you haven’t caught up with some of the most-buzzed-about films on the list, it’s time to get busy.

There’s more than a month until the Academy Awards are announced Feb. 24 – plenty of time to get out to the theater and take in a flick or two. Lucky for moviegoers, there are still 11 nominated movies playing on area big screens.

Here’s a list of Oscar-nominated films playing locally and what they were nominated for (descriptions of each film can be found in Movie Critic on Page 3W):

“Brave” – Animated feature film

“Django Unchained” – Best picture; supporting actor, Christoph Waltz; original screenplay; cinematography; and sound editing

“Flight” – Best actor, Denzel Washington; original screenplay, John Gatins

“Frankenweenie” – Animated feature film

“Hitchcock” – Makeup and hairstyling

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” – Production design; makeup and hairstyling; and visual effects

“The Impossible” – Best actress, Naomi Watts

“Les Misérables” – Best picture; best actor, Hugh Jackman; supporting actress, Anne Hathaway; production design; sound mixing; song, “Suddenly”; costume; and makeup and hairstyling

“Lincoln” – Best picture; best actor, Daniel Day-Lewis; supporting actor, Tommy Lee Jones; supporting actress, Sally Field; director, Steven Spielberg; adapted screenplay, Tony Kushner; production design; cinematography; sound mixing; original score, Mychael Danna; costume; and film editing

“Silver Linings Playbook” – Best picture; best actor, Bradley Cooper; best actress, Jennifer Lawrence; supporting actor, Robert De Niro; supporting actress, Jacki Weaver; director and adapted screenplay, David O. Russell; and film editing

“Zero Dark Thirty” – Best picture; actress, Jessica Chastain; original screenplay, Mark Boal; sound editing; and film editing

trich@jg.net

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