"A Bitter and Complicated Place" Official Clip

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards, Alexander Payne's THE HOLDOVERS is a quiet masterpiece that's being declared “the best picture of the year.”

For your consideration in all categories.

From acclaimed director Alexander Payne, THE HOLDOVERS follows a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a New England prep school who is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually he forms an unlikely bond with one of them -- a damaged, brainy troublemaker (newcomer Dominic Sessa) -- and with the school’s head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam (Da’Vine Joy Randolph).