Forget the Super Bowl. It's almost time for the big game: the 87th Academy Awards. Made here in Chicago by awards manufacturer R.S. Owens & Company, the golden statuettes will be handed out to two-dozen winners on Sunday, February 22. Until then, catch up with our movie reviews of potential nominees.
Academy Award nominations
The full list of nominees
Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel topped the list
Where and how to watch Oscar-nominated movies
From the theaters to streaming, here's how to see this year's nominees
Snubs and surprises
From Selma to Roger Ebert, who was left off of this year's list of Academy Award nominees
Interviews with nominees
Paul Thomas Anderson
The writer-director feels his way into Thomas Pynchon’s stoner noir Inherent Vice
Director Wes Anderson returns to form with The Grand Budapest Hotel
The funnyman is ditching his comedy shtick to play a wrestling-obsessed megalomaniac millionaire murderer in Foxcatcher
If anyone in cinema is on a high right now, it’s the actor once known as "that guy in Sherlock"