Three Oscar-nominated films you can watch in Lincoln this weekend

The 2012 Oscar nominations are out this week, and three of the favourite films to win the best picture are showing in Lincoln, the weekend ending January 29.


War Horse

War Horse is set in rural England and Europe during the First World War, telling the tale of a remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who are are forcefully parted during the war. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film is nominated for best picture. IMDB

Showtimes (Odeon Lincoln): Fri, Sat, Sun — 13:30‎ ; ‎16:45‎ ; ‎20:00‎

The Descendants

The Descendants documents the sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey of an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off Waikiki. The film is nominated for best picture, actor in a leading role (George Clooney), director (Alexander Payne) and adapted screenplay. IMDB

Showtimes (Odeon Lincoln): Fri — 15:20‎ ; ‎18:00‎ ; ‎20:45‎ Sat, Sun — 12:40‎ ; ‎15:20‎ ; ‎18:00‎ ; ‎20:45‎

The Artist

The Artist is set 1927 Hollywood, when a silent movie star wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion. The silent black and white film is a favourite for best picture, and also nominated for actor in a leading role (Jean Dujardin), actress in a supporting role (Bérénice Bejo), director (Michel Hazanavicius) and original screenplay (Michel Hazanavicius). IMDB

Showtimes (Odeon Lincoln): Fri, Sat — 13:50‎ ‎16:30‎ ‎19:00‎ ‎21:30‎ Sun — 13:50‎ ‎16:00‎ ‎19:00‎ ‎21:30‎

Photo: Still from The Descendants Fox Searchlight Productions