Valentine’s Day is upon us and The Oscars team believes true love in Hollywood really does prevail. In recent romantic Oscar news, did you know that industry professionals and partners Terence and Rachel Winter both received Oscar nods this year? Terence Winter is nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, and Rachel Winter is nominated for producing Best Picture contender DALLAS BUYERS CLUB. The sweethearts were on opposite coasts when they heard the news that they received Oscar nominations for their films, so they shared their excitement and congratulated each other over the phone. The same thing happened to Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who are nominated for Best Original Song, "Let it Go" from FROZEN. Click here to read their stories in their Oscar nominee questionnaires. As the saying goes, “True love knows no distance…”
This Valentine’s Day, the Academy remembers some of the greatest romance films, while also recognizing the genre’s 2014 Oscar hopefuls. Love stories have long been a staple of Oscar history; from the classic GONE WITH THE WIND, which won eight Oscars in 1940, to the contemporary SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, another eight-time Oscar winner, in 2008.
Some of these Valentine’s Day favorites infuse passion with comedy (WHEN HARRY MET SALLY) and others are tragic tear-jerkers (TITANIC) but all have received at least one or more Oscar nods. So grab some chocolates and maybe even some tissues, as you cuddle up on the couch with your sweetie, your best friend or your pet, and get into the Valentine’s Day spirit with these enchanting films!
Don't forget to watch The Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 7 p.m. l 4 p.m. on ABC and online at oscar.go.com.
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