Here's what EW movie critics Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum had to say about ''Crash,'' ''Brokeback Mountain,'' and others
Oscars 2006: EW’s reviews of the nominees
”Spectacularly gripping and unsettling.” ”Amazingly tough, at times unexpectedly funny.” ”Rapt, absorbing, and thrillingly perceptive.” What could have inspired such glowing descriptions? This year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees, of course (that’d be Munich, Crash, and Capote, respectively).
If you’ve yet to see the movies that generated the major nominations in this year’s Academy Awards race, hightail it to a theater ASAP — or at least before March 5, when the 78th annual ceremony airs live from Los Angeles’ Kodak Theatre (8 p.m. ET on ABC). Until then, read Entertainment Weekly’s reviews of the honored films and performances to find out why each deserved a spot on the ballot.