OSCARS 2014: A Look at the Lead Performance Nominees

Photo: Paramount Pictures

Photo: Paramount Pictures

(This is Part 3 of a five-part series looking at the Oscar nominees in the eight major categories. Click here for Part 1 or Part 2.)

Chris Luckett

Ten lead performances are nominated for Academy Awards each year: five male and five female. This year’s batch includes some real heavyweights; despite two of them scoring first-time nominations, the ten actors and actresses up for Lead Performance Oscars have 38 Academy Award nominations between them.

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REVIEW: Gravity

Photo: Warner Bros.

Photo: Warner Bros.

Chris Luckett

Sometimes, a movie is released that just begs to be witnessed on the big screen. A movie that, if someone waits to watch it on their television, will lose something only evident when sprawled across a large canvas. A movie that you brag to others years later about having gotten to see when it was in theatres. Gravity is one of those movies.

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