Miss any of Sunday night's Oscar winners when they first hit the big screen? It isn't too late. Winning an Oscar often prolongs the shelf life of a film, as new audiences line up to see what all the adulation is about.
Here's a look at the films still playing in Burnsville that won top nods Sunday night from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:
Silver Linings Playbook (Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence)
One sentence plot: Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything—his house, his job, and his wife—and now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain.
Moviefone viewer score: 82
Moviefone critic score: 81
"Thankfully, this fractured fairy tale of mental illness, family drama, ragged romance and die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fandom has landed in the superbly capable hands of David O. Russell." Washington Post Full Review
"Silver Linings is consistently entertaining, with its scrappy, well-drawn characters, offbeat humor and indefatigable positive outlook." USA Today Full Review
"Everything comes together brilliantly in Silver Linings Playbook - for the film's crazed but uncrazy lovers; for the filmmaker, David O. Russell, and best of all for lucky us." Wall Street Journal Full Review
Lincoln (Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis)
One sentence plot: Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis in 'Lincoln,' a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office.
Moviefone viewer score: 75
Moviefone critic score: 86
"This Lincoln, stunningly portrayed by Spielberg and Day-Lewis, is real and relatable and so, so cool." Village Voice, Full Review
"Go see this movie. Take your children, even though they may occasionally be confused or fidgety. Boredom and confusion are also part of democracy, after all. Lincoln is a rough and noble democratic masterpiece - an omen, perhaps, that movies for the people shall not perish from the earth." New York Times, Full Review
"Instead of a grand tableau vivant that lays out the great man and his great deeds like so many too-perfect pieces of waxed fruit, Spielberg brings the leader and viewers down to ground level." Washington Post, Full Review
Les Miserables (Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway)
One sentence plot: Les Miserables is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year.
Moviefone viewer score: 81
Moviefone critic score: 63
"One would be hard-pressed to describe this, despite the wealth of beauty on display, as anything but an ugly film, shot and cut ineptly." Slant, Full Review
"Even at a generous running time that matches this season's other giant award candidates, Les Misérables seems like it's in a hurry, skittering from one number to the next without interlude. After Hathaway's early high point, it starts to feel numbing, an unending barrage of musical emoting carrying us through Valjean's adopting of Cosette, the latter's first encounter with Marius, the battle at the barricade and a last hour that can feel like it's a non-stop series of death arias." Movieline, Full Review
"This "Les Mis" does make you feel, intensely and sometimes thrillingly, by honoring the emotional core of its source material." Wall Street Journal, Full Review