Oscar 2012: Best Picture Nominees–Release Date

With the exception of the superlative indie, “Beasts of the Southern Wild,”which was released theatrically in the summer, June 27, all the other Best Picture nominees followed the pattern described in my book, All About Oscar. They all opened in late fall, and half of them in December

Amour, December 20
Argo, October 12
Django Unchained, December 25
Les Miserables, December 14
Life of Pi, November 21
Lincoln, November 9
Silver Linings Playbook, November 21
Zero Dark Thirty, December 19, limited (January 17, wide)