There is something special about the Academy Awards. The glitz and glamour of the event, along with the history of the medium, make each Oscar ceremony stand out. For the first time since I started following the award circuit in 2009, I was able to see all the Best Picture nominees before the big day. And for the first time I reviewed the films on this site and can now make sound predictions. Read on to see who I think will take home Oscar tonight.
Les Misérables is one of the most successful stage musicals of all time, having played in London and around the world for over 25 years. However, the classic musical had never received a full on film adaptation, until now. And it lives up to the source material, providing an equally engaging and entertaining musical tragedy that is rarely seen in film musicals. Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried, the Tom Hooper directed film follows Jackman’s Jean Valjean and the people around him, superimposed on the French Revolution. Watch the trailer after the jump and the read my review.