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The Oscars 2016: Nominations for Best Picture

Here at the Hotel Amaramo Burbank, we are eagerly awaiting the 2016 Oscars right along with our guests. This year’s Oscars, which are hosted by funnyman extraordinaire, Chris Rock will air on Sunday, February, 28 at 7pm eastern and 4pm pacific time, and promises to be one to remember, thanks in part to the abundance of brilliant movies up for awards. The Oscar’s most prestigious award, Best Picture, include some of the year’s most memorable films:

The Big Short:

Starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt, this movie, which tells the story of four Wall Street outsiders who predicted the 2008 meltdown of the housing markets and big banks, has it all. It showcases the corruption of various financial institutions and the difficulties surrounding this time in the country’s history through the eyes of these fabulous actors.

Bridge of Spies:

Produced by Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger and featuring phenomenal actor Tom Hanks, Bridge of Spies has all the makings of a fantastic piece of cinematic art.


This movie produced by Amanda Posey and Finola Dwyer is set in 1952 and follows the story of Eilis Lacey as she emigrates from Ireland to Brooklyn. This fictional movie reveals the real life struggles faced by so many immigrants as they seek to make a better life for themselves in a land not their own.

Mad Max: Fury Road:

Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron team up in this post apocalyptic movie to tell the story of what might happen in a world ran by outlaws.

The Martian:

Matt Daman stars in this space age movie as astronaut Mark Watney. His character is presumed dead and abandoned after experiencing storms on Mars. Consequently, he must survive alone in the harsh environment and find his way home.

The Revenant:

This beautifully shot movie tells the real-life story of 1800s frontiersman Hugh Glass, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, after his fellow trappers in the American wilderness abandoned him. He experiences horrific attacks, but manages to survive only by his determination to make it back to his family once again and his lust for revenge on those who abandoned him.


This movie, produced by Ed Guiney, tells the harrowing story of a young lady held in captivity for over seven years. After being forced to live in a shed with her young son, the woman and her son finally escape and then face the challenge of reacclimating to a life of freedom.


Produced by Blye Pagon Faust, Nicole Rocklin, Steve Gollin and Michael Sugar, this movie tells the story of The Boston Globe’s “spotlight team” as they investigate Father John Geoghan, who stands accused of molesting more than 80 boys.

We hope you enjoyed our synopsis of the fantastic movies up for the “Best Picture” award at this year’s Oscars. To live like the stars of these movies, come visit us at the Hotel Amarano, where you will find luxuries fit for the stars abounding.

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