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Best Place to Catch an Oscar Nominated Film in Seattle

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The Oscars

If you want to see the Oscar nominated films before the big event on Sunday, February 26, here are the Seattle theaters where you can catch a nominated film that hasn’t been released on DVD. And for even more Oscars content, click HERE!

Metro Cinemas
4500 9th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.781.5755
http://www.landmarktheatres.com

W/E
Madonna’s W.E. is a beautifully crafted, passionate tale about the search for true love in the modern world. Madonna’s song for the film, Masterpiece, won a Golden Globe. The film is an Academy Award nominee for Best Costume Design.

Big Picture Redmond
7411 166th Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052
http://www.thebigpicture.net

The Descendents
Nominated for 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director (Alexander Payne, creator of the Oscar-winning Sideways), The Descendants is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (Best Actor nominee George Clooney), a distracted husband and back-up parent to two girls who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a life-threatening boating accident off of Waikiki.

SIFF Cinema at the Film Center
Seattle Center, Northwest Rooms
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.633.7151
http://www.siff.net/cinema

2012 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts
From: February 21 – 24; SIFF Cinema at the Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave. North)
Read more here: http://calendar.thenewstribune.com/seattle-wa/events/show/243583905-the-oscar-nominated-short-films-2012-documentary#storylink=cpy
Four of the five Academy Award nominees for this year’s Best Documentary Short Film category screen together in this audience-favorite series—including portraits of post-tsunami Japan, Iraq War journalists, women’s rights in Pakistan, and a foot soldier for civil rights.

2012 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts
From: February 24 – 29; SIFF Cinema at the Film Center
All five of this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Live-Action Short Film, with titles from Ireland, Germany/India, the UK, the US, and Norway.

Varsity Theatre
4329 University Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105
206.781.5755
http://www.landmarktheatres.com

My Week With Marilyn
In the early summer of 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne) came down from Oxford determined to make his way in the film business. He worked as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier (Best Supporting Actor nominee Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Best Actress nominee Michelle Williams), who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott).

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012: Animated

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012: Live Action

Harvard Exit
807 East Roy at Harvard
Seattle, WA 98102
206.781.5755
http://www.landmarktheatres.com

The Artist
The film is the charming and poignant story of their interlinked destinies—a delightful valentine to the love of cinema, with a tip of the hat to Singin’ in the Rain and A Star Is Born. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Albert Nobbs
Best Actress nominee Glenn Close stars in this emotional and thought-provoking tale of a woman forced to live as a man, Albert Nobbs, in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland.

Guild 45th
2115 North 45th
Seattle, WA 98103
206.781.5755
http://www.landmarktheatres.com

The Iron Lady
Best Actress nominee Meryl Streep brings Margaret Thatcher to vivid life over a 40-year span, delivering a performance of great authenticity and sensitivity.

The Descendents
Nominated for 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director (Alexander Payne, creator of the Oscar-winning Sideways), The Descendants is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (Best Actor nominee George Clooney), a distracted husband and back-up parent to two girls who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a life-threatening boating accident off of Waikiki.

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