It's been a busy year, and Oscar weekend is already upon us. Here's a recap of this year's Best Picture nominees to get you well-versed in this year's cinema in time for the Sunday's awards show.
Of course, we have to start with "Lady Bird," Greta Gerwig's beautiful coming of age tale set in Sacramento. The film follows Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) as she struggles through high school, college applications and a complicated relationship with her mother (Laurie Metcalf.)
"Lady Bird" earned five nominations overall, including acting nods for Ronan and Metcalf, and directing and screenwriting nominations for Gerwig.
Here's where you can see "Lady Bird" in the Sacramento area this weekend ahead of the big show.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," a thriller starring Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson, has picked up seven Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. The film follows McDormand, the vengeful mother of a murder victim, as she tries to punish local police for failing to arrest the killer.
Here's where to see "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" in the Sacramento area.
The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro's thriller about a strange South American water creature leads the Oscar nominations pack with 13 nominations. The movie is part science fiction, part romance, part vintage monster movie, and has been one of the season's most talked about films.
Here's where to see "The Shape of Water" in the Sacramento area.
Comedian Jordan Peele's directorial debut garnered four nominations, including directing and screenwriting nods for Peele. The film follows an interracial couple as Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) meets his girlfriend's family for the first time and discovers a dark secret.
Here's where to see "Get Out" in the Sacramento area.
Director Paul Thomas Anderson's latest Oscar contender tells the story of a mysterious dress maker and his romance with a young, strong-willed woman. The film is allegedly the last for actor Daniel Day-Lewis.
Here's where to see "Phantom Thread" in the Sacramento area.
Director Joe Wright's epic war drama is up for eight awards, including best director, best picture and a slew of technical awards.
Here's where to see "Dunkirk" in the Sacramento area.
Call Me By Your Name
"Call Me By Your Name is one of the artsier Best Picture nominees. The film, about a teenage boy and a doctoral student who fall in love while the student is staying at the boy's family's Italian home for the summer, snagged three nominations, including a Best Actor nod for breakout star Timothee Chalamet.
Here's where to see "Call Me By Your Name" in the Sacramento area.
World War II dramas are in vogue this awards season, as both "Darkest Hour" and "Dunkirk" made their way onto the best picture list. "Darkest Hour" features an intensely made-up Gary Oldman playing Winston Churchill and tells the story of the British prime minister's rise to power.