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Oscar Catch-up

There’s still time to make informed choices on your Academy Awards ballot

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Now that the Academy Award nominations have been announced, it’s time to catch up on the best films of 2012.

Decide for yourself which films deserve the highly desired golden statuette, since many of the top tier are still playing — or back for a second run — around Northeast Florida, and you can rent or buy others. The 85th Academy Awards ceremony is held 7 p.m. Feb. 24.

AMOUR

5 nominations: Best Picture, Foreign Language Film, Michael Haneke for Director, Emmanuelle Riva for Actress, Michael Haneke for Original Screenplay

See it Eventually: Not in local theaters; on DVD and Blu-ray in April

ANNA KARENINA

4 nominations: Cinematography, Costume Design, Original Score, Production Design

See it Now: On DVD and Blu-ray Feb. 19

ARGO

7 nominations: Picture, Alan Arkin for Supporting Actor, Chris Terrio for Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, Original Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing

In local theaters now: AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Regal Avenues

See it: On DVD and Blu-ray Feb. 19

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

4 nominations: Picture, Behn Zeitlin for Director, Quvenzhané Wallis for Actress, Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin for Adapted Screenplay

See it Now: On DVD and Blu-ray

BRAVE

1 nomination: Animated Feature Film

See it Now: On DVD and Blu-ray

CHASING ICE

1 nomination: “Before My Time” for Original Song

See it Now: On DVD and Blu-ray

DJANGO UNCHAINED

5 nominations: Picture, Quentin Tarantino Original Screenplay, Christoph Waltz for Supporting Actor, Cinematography, Sound Editing

In local theaters now: AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd., Sun-Ray Cinema

FLIGHT

2 nominations: Denzel Washington for Actor, John Gatins for Original Screenplay

In local theaters now: Latitude 30 Cinegrille (until Jan. 17)

FRANKENWEENIE

1 nomination: Animated Feature Film

See it Now: On DVD and Blu-ray

HITCHCOCK

1 nomination: Makeup and Hairstyling

See it: On DVD and Blu-ray in March

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

3 nominations: Makeup and Hairstyling, Production Design, Visual Effects

In local theaters now: AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd., WGHF

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THE IMPOSSIBLE

1 nomination: Naomi Watts for Actress

In local theaters now: AMC Orange Park, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd.

LES MISÉRABLES

8 Nominations: Picture, Hugh Jackman for Actor, Anne Hathaway for Supporting Actress, Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, “Suddenly” for Original Song, Production Design, Sound Mixing

In local theaters now: AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatres St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd., San Marco Theatre

LIFE OF PI

11 Nominations: Picture, Ang Lee for Director, David Magee for Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editing, Original Score, Original Song “Pi’s Lullaby,” Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects

In local theaters now: AMC Orange Park, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatres St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd.

LINCOLN

12 nominations: Picture, Steven Spielberg for Director, Daniel Day-Lewis for Actor, Tommy Lee Jones for Supporting Actor, Sally Field for Supporting Actress, Tony Kushner for Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing, Original Score, Production Design, Sound Mixing

In local theaters now: AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatres St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd.

MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS

1 nomination: Visual Effects

See it Now: On DVD and Blu-ray

THE MASTER

3 nominations: Joaquin Phoenix for Actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman for Supporting Actor, Amy Adams for Supporting Actress

See it: On DVD and Blu-ray Feb. 26

MIRROR MIRROR

1 nomination: Costume Design

See it Now: On DVD and Blu-ray

MOONRISE KINGDOM

1 nomination: Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola for Original Screenplay

See it Now: On DVD and Blu-ray

PARANORMAN

1 nomination: Animated Feature Film

See it Now: On DVD and Blu-ray

THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS

1 nomination: Animated Feature Film

See it Now: On DVD and Blu-ray

PROMETHEUS

1 nomination: Visual Effects

See it Now: On DVD and Blu-ray

THE SESSIONS

1 nomination: Helen Hunt for Supporting Actress

See it: On DVD and Blu-ray Feb. 12

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

8 nominations: Picture, David O. Russell for Director and Adapted Screenplay, Bradley Cooper for Actor, Jennifer Lawrence for Actress, Robert De Niro for Supporting Actor, Jacki Weaver for Supporting Actress, Film Editing

In local theaters now: AMC Orange Park, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatres St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd.

SKYFALL

5 nominations: Cinematography, Original Score, “Skyfall” for Original Song, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing

In local theaters now: AMC Orange Park, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd.

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN

2 nominations: Costume Design, Visual Effects

See it Now: On DVD and Blu-ray

TED

1 nomination: “Everybody Needs A Best Friend” for Original Song

See it now: On DVD and Blu-ray

WRECK-IT RALPH

1 nomination: Animated Feature Film

In local theaters now: AMC Orange Park, Regal Avenues

ZERO DARK THIRTY

5 nominations: Picture, Jessica Chastain for Actress, Mark Boal for Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Sound Editing

In local theaters now: AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd.

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