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The Oscar nominees have officially been announced, which gives you approximately 45 days and 10 hours to see all the Academy Award hopefuls you might have missed over the past year. It may seem daunting, but it’s the only way you can complain, come Feb. 24, about how the Academy robbed your favorite flick.

Not all the nominees are now in theaters — best picture candidates “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Amour” open Friday — but many are. Read on for some of the heavy hitters you can see on the big screen, along with review excerpts and links to local showtimes.

Lincoln (Best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay, best actor, best supporting actor, best supporting actress)


“A peculiar, powerful alchemy takes hold in ‘Lincoln,’ Steven Spielberg’s masterful portrait of the 16th U.S. president. Through that strange mix of realism, artifice, intimacy and scope that cinema uniquely possesses, viewers find themselves transported to 19th-century Washington, where Abraham Lincoln — portrayed in a surpassingly sympathetic performance by Daniel Day-Lewis — has just been reelected to a second term.” — Ann Hornaday | Showtimes

Argo (Best picture, best adapted screenplay, best supporting actor)


“This captivating, expertly machined political thriller jumps through every hoop the naysayer can set up: It’s serious and substantive, an ingeniously written and executed drama fashioned from a fascinating, little-known chapter of recent history.” — A.H. | Showtimes

Silver Linings Playbook (Best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay, best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, best supporting actress)


“Perhaps most important, [David O.] Russell doesn’t shy from the absurd humor mental illness can sometimes entail; nor does he make it look cute. Rather, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ invites viewers to consider whether we all don’t exist on some kind of spectrum, where the difference between a quirk and a symptom can be notional at best.” — A.H. | Showtimes

Django Unchained (Best picture, best supporting actor, best original screenplay)


“. . .Colorful characters and performances can only mask thinly schematic underpinnings for so long. Eventually [Quentin] Tarantino resorts to his usual fall-back position, which is to bathe everything and everyone in sight in gunfire, gore and geysers of blood.” — A.H. | Showtimes

Life of Pi (Best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay)


“Mostly, though, ‘Life of Pi’ is a trip — in every transporting, liberating, mind-bending sense of the word.” — A.H. | Showtimes

Les Miserables (Best picture, best actor, best supporting actress)


“For better or worse, though, this adaptation of the mega-hit Broadway musical fits neither description, largely because it lives in that kinda-sorta, okay-not-great, this-worked-that-didn’t in-between for which words like ‘better’ and ‘worse’ fall woefully short.” — A.H. | Showtimes

The Impossible (Best actress)


“It works, sometimes quite movingly, thanks to strong performances by [Naomi] Watts and [Ewan] McGregor. But Holland also is quite good as Lucas. The young actor manages a surprisingly nuanced portrayal of a child forced to grow up way faster than he — or anyone else — would ever have wished.” — Michael O’Sullivan | Showtimes

A Royal Affair (Best foreign film)


“. . .This absorbing drama epitomizes what it takes to make history come alive on screen, creating the sense of an immediate, firsthand atmosphere while never getting bogged down in fussy detail for its own sake.” — A.H. | Showtimes

Flight (Best actor)


“Just in time for the holiday travel season, ‘Flight’ brings audiences perhaps the most harrowing scenes of a troubled airplane ever committed to film.” — A.H. | Showtimes

The Sessions (Best supporting actress)


“Perhaps it’s a function of director Ben Lewin’s chronological maturity (he’s 65), or the fact that he’s a polio survivor himself, but he has managed to keep ‘The Sessions’ from succumbing to every conceivable trap, creating a movie that brims with spiky humor, indefatigable resolve and profound emotional truth.” — A.H. | Showtimes

More Academy Awards news:

Full list of nominees

Photo gallery: Oscar nominees

Video: Watch Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane announce the nominees

Oscar nominees ‘Lincoln,’ ‘Argo’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ honor Washington process