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It's Oscar Time - Our Oscar Contest Starts Monday!

Oscar Contest Begins Monday 1-18-16

The nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced this morning! At Lisle Library that means it's time for our Oscar Contest as well!

Ballots will be available starting Monday, Jan. 18th.Guess the winners in 5 categories, and you could win one of our 5 Oscar contest prizes. The prize consists of: a bag of gourmet popcorn, a theater-sized chocolate bar, and an Oscar-nominated DVD from this year's group of nominees. (DVDs are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.) 

The contest ends promptly at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27th. Our 5 winners will be notified on Monday, March 7th.

And here are the nominees in the categories we use for our Pick The Oscar Winners contest at Lisle Library:

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Performance by an actor in a leading role

• Bryan Cranston in "Trumbo"

• Matt Damon in "The Martian"

• Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Revenant"

• Michael Fassbender in "Steve Jobs"

• Eddie Redmayne in "The Danish Girl"

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

• Christian Bale in "The Big Short"

• Tom Hardy in "The Revenant"

• Mark Ruffalo in "Spotlight"

• Mark Rylance in "Bridge of Spies"

• Sylvester Stallone in "Creed"

Performance by an actress in a leading role

• Cate Blanchett in "Carol"

• Brie Larson in "Room"

• Jennifer Lawrence in "Joy"

• Charlotte Rampling in "45 Years"

• Saoirse Ronan in "Brooklyn"

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

• Jennifer Jason Leigh in "The Hateful Eight"

• Rooney Mara in "Carol"

• Rachel McAdams in "Spotlight"

• Alicia Vikander in "The Danish Girl"

• Kate Winslet in "Steve Jobs"

Best motion picture of the year

• "The Big Short," Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, producers

• "Bridge of Spies," Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger, producers

• "Brooklyn," Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, producers

• "Mad Max: Fury Road," Doug Mitchell and George Miller, producers

• "The Martian," Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam, producers

• "The Revenant," Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon, producers

• "Room," Ed Guiney, producer

• "Spotlight," Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, producers


As we receive DVD and Blu Ray copies of these films, we will add links to our catalog for them in this post. Titles with links are in bold. (So far, we've only received Mad Max - Fury Road). 

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