With the announcement of the 2012 Academy Award nominations, movie lovers have just one month to see all the nominated films before the big day.
The Kansas City Public Library is on the case. While many recent films still are playing in theaters, other nominated titles already are available on DVD from our collection.
- Beginners: Supporting actor (Christopher Plummer)
- A Better Life: Actor (Demián Bichir)
- Bridesmaids: Supporting actress (Melissa McCarthy), original screenplay
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II: Art direction, makeup, visual effects
- The Help: Picture, actress (Viola Davis), supporting actress (Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain)
- The Ides of March: Adapted screenplay
- Jane Eyre: Costume design
- Margin Call: Original screenplay
- Midnight in Paris: Picture, director (Woody Allen), original screenplay, art direction
- Moneyball: Picture, actor (Brad Pitt), supporting actor (Jonah Hill), adapted screenplay, editing, sound mixing
- Real Steel: Visual effects
- Rio: Original song (Real in Rio)
- Rise of the Planet of the Apes: Visual effects
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon: Sound editing, sound mixing, visual effects
- Warrior: Supporting actor (Nick Nolte)
The KCPL also has available the following nominees for best animated feature:
About the Author
Robert W. Butler is a lifelong Kansas City area resident, a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School and the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas. For several decades he was the movie editor of the Kansas City Star; he now writes a movie-themed blog at butlerscinemascene.com. He joined the Library's Public Affairs team in 2012.