The film, based on true events, picked up the Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay trophies at this year's Academy Awards — along with a Best Supporting Actress score for ingenue Lupita Nyong'o. The movie was filled with important lessons about love and life, especially from the resilient Solomon Northup. Here are just a few that we took away.
Last week, Oscar nominations were released which gives us enough time to binge through all the movies we haven't seen before the big night. There's also time to plan a unique Valentine's Day date inspired by your favorite Best Picture nominee.
Noticeably absent from the nomination list was fan-favorite Tom Hanks, a double-feature contender for his starring roles in both 'Saving Mr. Banks' and 'Captain Phillips' — a decidedly un-supercalifragilisticexpialidocious turn of events.
Oscar nominations have been announced! That means it's time to look backwards to the couples that could have been if they had won or accepted these iconic roles. From Gone with the Wind to Avatar, there are a bevy of actors who could have won the big award if they had been cast in the movies we love.
Consider this a tale of what not to do when it comes to matters of the heart.
Potential Oscar nominee 'Inside Llewyn Davis' explores the 1960s NYC folk music scene and the heartache that came along with it.
Probably the most exciting and adventurous of the potential Oscar nominees, here are five lessons to take away from 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.'
You can expect two things from a Woody Allen film: People who are completely out of their minds and complicated relationships. 'Blue Jasmine' has it all.
The marvelous Emma Thompson stars as P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins, in 'Saving Mr. Banks'. Add in one Mr. Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and you've got one of the best movies of the year.
Probably the most realistic of the nominations, Jesse and Celine take us into their world and show us a couple dealing with real relationship issues in 'Before Midnight'.
If the holidays left you believing that your family is insane, sit down and prepare yourself for a whole new kind of crazy in 'August: Osage County.'
Jennifer Lawrence won a Golden Globe last night for her work in Silver Linings Playbook, and the movie is up for 8 Academy Awards this year, including Best Picture. As I watched the film, I couldn’t help but think, “Wow. There’s a whole lot of crazy in this movie.” I was startled by the loud family interactions, the physical violence, and the evident emotional pain felt by these characters.
The 2012 Oscars (or The 84th Annual Academy Awards if you're scouring the DVR listings to find it) are tonight! You've probably already made your Oscar pool picks (or plan to root for that one movie you actually saw). But how does your choice for Best Picture reflect on you in the dating pool?
We are super-excited about the Oscars, which are this Sunday, but it turns out that out of all nine Best Picture nominees, most of us have only seen "Midnight in Paris" and maybe one other movie. Oops. It makes sense that the YourTango staff has a penchant for romantic movies, but does "Midnight in Paris," Woody Allen's latest, stand a chance at winning Best Picture?