Family Movie Reviews of Oscar Winners and Nominations

This was an unusual year for Oscar nominated films in that many were rated PG-13 and lower as opposed to R. That gave many families, especially those with teens, an opportunity to view more Oscar nominated films. We have reviews written especially for parents for many of the Oscar winners and nominations so you can plan an upcoming family movie night with an award winning title. As you view our reviews for these movies, also take the opportunity to tell us what you thought of the film by using our comment function found at the bottom of every review on our site. And now, the envelope please…

Best Picture

The Artist (WINNER)

The Descendants

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

The Help


Midnight in Paris


The Tree of Life

War Horse

Actor In a Leading Role

Demian Bichir—A Better Life

George Clooney—The Descendants

Jean Dujardin—The Artist (WINNER)

Gary Oldman—Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Brad Pitt—Moneyball

Actress In A Leading Role

Glenn Close—Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis—The Help

Rooney Mara—The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Meryl Streep—The Iron Lady (WINNER)

Michelle Williams—My Week With Marilyn

Actor In a Supporting Role

Kenneth Branagh—My Week With Marilyn

Jonah Hill—Moneyball

Nick Nolte—Warrior

Christopher Plummer—Beginners (WINNER)

Max von Sydow—Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Actress In A Supporting Role

Bérénice Bejo—The Artist

Jessica Chastain—The Help

Melissa McCarthy—Bridesmaids

Janet McTeer—Albert Nobbs

Octavia Spencer—The Help (WINNER)


Michel Hazanavicius—The Artist (WINNER)

Alexander Payne—The Descendants

Martin Scorsese—Hugo

Woody Allen—Midnight in Paris

Terrence Malick—The Tree of Life

Animated Feature Film

A Cat in Paris

Chico & Rita

Kung Fu Panda 2

Puss in Boots


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