Best Picture nominee: "Zero Dark Thirty" -- Spoiler alert! Here's a synopsis, courtesy of imdb.com and Wikipedia, in case you don't see the movie. But beware, we give away the ending!
Driven CIA operative Maya (Jessica Chastain) heads up the hunt for Osama bin Laden in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, following false leads and running into several dead ends over the course of a decade.
But just when it seems the trail of clues has gone dry, an old piece of evidence leads Maya to a man believed to work directly for bin Laden, who the CIA traces to a large suburban compound in Pakistan.
A U.S. Navy SEAL team is assembled and, after months of surveillance, they move on the compound on May 2, 2011.
The operation is complicated when one of the helicopters crashes, but the SEALs raid the building and find bin Laden on the top floor, killing him.
They bring his body back to a U.S. base in Afghanistan, where Maya is waiting and confirms it is bin Laden.
The movie ends with Maya boarding a military plane as its only passenger. As the loading ramp closes and the plane prepares for takeoff, she begins to cry.