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Best Picture Nominee - LES MISÉRABLES

  • By Oscar Insider

The anticipation is building as we approach Oscar Sunday. If you haven’t seen all of the films nominated for Best Picture, there’s still time. Want to know more about each movie before filling out your My Picks Ballot? We can help you.

Each day, we’ll take a deeper dive into the nine films nominated for Best Picture.

LES MISÉRABLES, a story of finding hope in the midst of despair, brings back the big musical to the silver screen. The story follows Jean Valjean, a man imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, his life after he breaks his parole and assumes a new identity in early 19th century France.   

Nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role (Hugh Jackman), and Actress in a Supporting Role (Anne Hathaway), the film is about hope, mortalilty, and love.

          "And then he said 'it's not an iconic song, it's a howl'."

Want to know more? Go behind the scenes with cast members Eddie Redmayne, Oscar nominated actress Anne Hathaway (Best Actress: RACHEL GETS MARRIED), Hugh Jackman with Oscar winning director Tom Hooper (THE KINGS SPEECH) and Oscar winner writer William Nicholson (Screenplay: GLADIATOR) speak candidly in Academy Conversations

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