Oscars Resource Guide

February 15, 2012 at 9:45 am Leave a comment

The Academy Awards

 It’s the season when we look back on the year in movies.  And the Oscars have traditionally been the occasion to mark this cinematic retrospection.  The Academy Awards allow us to see film as a craft, as business, as art, as political statement; but, more than anything, the Oscars – with its red carpet, paparazzi, designer gowns, nostalgia montages, and harlequin-host – present movie-making as a matter of royalty, celebrity, and tradition.  Whether this inspires movie industry patriotism or treason, it’s a late-winter spectacle that many respond to gamely: from playing the ballots like a bookie to hosting an anti-Oscars party.

Whether the Academy Awards is your February cup of tea or no, we hope you find something below to suit your own response to the awards and the review of the 2011 year in movies.

Compiled by Cook Librarians Jason Ezell and Melissa Ravely



 Reference, Guides, and Histories of the Oscars


from the Official Website


The 2012 Best Picture Nominees

 Trailers for the 9 Nominees

IMDB Entries for each Nominated Film:

Rotten Tomatoes Entries for each Nominated Film:


2012 Winner Predictions


About Hosts






Alternative Awards Shows


Ideas & Materials for Oscar Parties

Official Printable Ballot

Facebook Interaction

Party Ideas:

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