Award Winners
On the Red Carpet
The Academy Awards, one of the most prominent and well-respected ceremonies, calls attention to the best in film from around the world. 2013 marks the 85th year of this global competition, offering a wide variety of nominations from Best Actress to Animation and Sound Mixing. Here we present just a sampling of the diverse mix of dramas, comedies and documentaries up for one of this year's esteemed awards, along with related apps, books and music soundtracks. We're sure you'll find some favorites in this crowd no matter who ultimately wins that golden statue. Grab some popcorn and dive in!
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On the Red Carpet

MOVIE: Life of PI

Ang Lee's epic adventure, nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Entertainment Weekly

Magazine: Entertainment Weekly
The ultimate viewer's guide to the 85th Academy Awards.

BOOK: Argo : How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History

Antonio Mendez
The book that inspired the best picture nominee directed by Ben Affleck.

MUSIC: Les Misérables

Various Artists
The soundtrack that features best song nominee "Suddenly".


This best picture nominee was inspired by actual events during the Iranian Revolution in 1979.

MOVIE: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Starring 9-yr-old Quvenzhané Wallis -- the youngest actress ever to be nominated for an Oscar.

BOOK: Life of Pi

Yann Martel
The bestselling novel that was made into the nominated film directed by Ang Lee.

Music: TED

Various Artists
Norah Jones contributes nominated song "Everybody Needs a Best Friend".

MOVIE: Anna Karenina

This updated classic has earned Cinematography and Costume Design nominations among others.


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BOOK: Silver Linings Playbook : A Novel

Matthew Quick
The debut novel that is now a major motion picture nominated for eight Academy Awards.

BOOK: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Abraham Lincoln biography that influenced the nominated screenplay for the film.

MOVIE: Skyfall

Action & Adventure
The latest in the 007 series is nominated for a remarkable 5 Oscars.

MOVIE: Brave

The story of an impetuous princess is nominated for best Animated Feature!

APP: Google Movies

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MUSIC: Chasing Ice

J. Ralph
The soundtrack from composer J. Ralph that includes nominated song "Before My Time".