With Ellen DeGeneres back as host, and your award-winning nachos on the menu, this year?s Oscar party is a can?t-lose proposition.
But if you still haven?t seen a few of the nominated movies, fear not--plenty of them are playing at local theaters. Here, what to see and where to see it:
Best Actor All right, all right, all right: Most prognosticators are calling Longview native Matthew McConaughey a shoo-in. So go see his acclaimed portrayal of rabble-rouser/AIDS activist Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club before it?s too late. Grapevine Mills, Mesquite, The Parks at Arlington and Stonebriar AMC theaters
Best Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong?o is surely the award season?s breakout fashion star. Catch her amazing performance in 12 Years a Slave. Grapevine Mills, Mesquite, The Parks at Arlington and Stonebriar AMC theaters
Best Short Films Over the span of two upcoming weekends, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will screen animated, live-action and documentary shorts. We?re pulling for the adorbs Mr. Hublot, the Finnish I Don?t Know How She Does It-style comedy Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? and Cave Digger, about a man who digs mesmerizingly artful caves in Northern New Mexico. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Best Animated Feature Um, Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell as princess sisters running amok (and singing their lungs out) on an icy tundra? Yes, please. Frozen will capture your heart--and likely the Oscar. Hit up a sing-along screening. Cinemark (Rave) Ridgmar theater