It’s that time of year again! The 87th Academy Awards air this Sunday, February 22, at 6 p.m. on ABC. Check out the official website for all things Oscar: backstage videos, red carpet galleries, Oscar music moments, and more. Here’s a printable list of the nominees from Fandango or try this interactive Oscar ballot from CNN. And don’t miss the official site of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (the governing body behind the Awards) for the history behind Hollywood’s most legendary night.
All of this year’s eight Best Picture nominees are available in our catalog (or will be available shortly): American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything, and Whiplash.
The Library also offers a great selection of titles about the Academy Awards, including the newly updated 85 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards by Robert Osborne, Bringing Up Oscar: The Story of the Men and Women Who Founded the Academy by Debra Ann Pawlak, Oscar Fever: The History and Politics of the Academy Awards by Emanuel Levy, Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards by Bronwyn Cosgrave, and Behind the Oscar: The Secret History of the Academy Awards by Anthony Holden.
For fun fictional takes on the frenzy of Oscar season, try Best Murder of the Year by Jon P. Bloch, Murder at the Academy Awards by Joan Rivers (yes, that Joan Rivers), Oscar Season by Mary McNamara, and Celebutantes by Amanda Goldberg and Ruthanna Kalighi Hopper (Dennis’s daughter).
Don’t forget to tune in Sunday night!
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