The Road to the Oscars: Best Picture

February 22, 2013

Nine titles will be vying for the coveted Oscar for Best Picture on February 24. Don’t miss a minute of the ceremony starting at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

Amour is a French movie about a couple’s struggles through unexpected events and staying together for better or for worse.

Argo follows a group of ambitious agents who create a fake film production company to save six Americans stuck in Tehran during the hostage crisis.

In Beasts of the Southern Wild we travel to a fictional area of Louisiana known as the Bathtub, where a girl named Hushpuppy uses her imagination to comprehend the world around her and face disaster.

Life of Pi tells the fantastic journey of the son of a zookeeper who is set adrift in a lifeboat that is also carrying a Bengal tiger.

Silver Linings Playbook invites us to explore hope. When a man returns home after an 8-month stint at the hospital, he tries to rebuild his life and finds solace in an unexpected relationship.

Lincoln depicts one man’s search for justice by outlawing slavery in every corner of the nation. An epic film with a powerful cast of characters.

In Django Unchained — Tarantino’s latest — a German bounty hunter buys a slave with promises of granting him his freedom if he can help track down the criminals he’s seeking. Together they form a partnership with mutual benefits.

Zero Dark Thirty recounts the hunt for Osama bin Laden in the aftermath of 9/11. The decade-long search involves strategy, patience, and one very determined CIA agent.

Les Misérables takes us to 19th-century France. After Jean Valjean spends years in jail for stealing bread, he breaks his parole, takes on a new identity, and adopts a girl named Cosette. But cruel Inspector Javert is looking for him and won’t stop until he succeeds.

Have you seen these past winners of Hollywood’s biggest prize? Catch them on DIRECTV CINEMA™ now!

The King’s Speech (2010)
The Hurt Locker (2009)
The Departed (2006)
Crash (2005)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Chicago (2002)
Titanic (1997)
The English Patient (1996)