With the anticipation building, the Academy Awards are sure to be as highly entertaining as it is competitive this year. Great motion pictures, actors, directors, and industry personnel all competing for the chance to be recognized for their incredible work. In case you haven’t watched all of the movies, or you watched a few, or even if you didn’t watch any, below is a brief synopsis of all of them.
In short the films are…
CAPTAIN PHILIPS – The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
HER – A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need.
AMERICAN HUSTLE – A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET – Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
GRAVITY – A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.
12 YEARS A SLAVE – In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
NEBRASKA – An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB – In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.
PHILOMENA – A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.
Check out some talented kids reenact the movies below and be sure to tune in on Oscar night on March 2, with host Ellen DeGeneres.