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It’s Oscar Season!

The gowns will be dazzling … the stars will be out in droves … and someone’s acceptance speech will surely have everyone talking at the water cooler the following day. It’s movie season and time for the 86th Academy Awards, set to air on Sunday, March 2nd on ABC Television Network.

So who will be in attendance? Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, for sure — nominees Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchet, Christian Bale and many more!  The stage is set — the only question left is, who will win? To help you decide, we put together an Oscar’s cheat sheet, and shared some of our own humble opinions.

And Here’s Your Host …

She’s back! By popular demand, this year’s Academy Awards will be hosted by one of TV’s favorite and funniest ladies, Ellen DeGeneres. It’s a repeat performance; since DeGeneres hosted the 79th Academy Awards for the first time in 2007 and went on to receive a Primetime Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program.”  Ellen commented when she was named as the returning host, “I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time. You know what they say — the third time’s the charm.”

And the nominees are …

Best Picture:

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity

Her

Nebraska

Philomena

12 Years a Slave

The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale (American Hustle)

Bruce Dern (Nebraska)

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Chiwetel Ejiofar (12 Years a Slave)

Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Amy Adams (American Hustle)

Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

Sandra Bullock (Gravity)

Judi Dench (Philomena)

Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips
)

Bradley Cooper (American Hustle
)

Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave
)

Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street
)

Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club
)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine
)

Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle
)

Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave
)

Julia Roberts (August: Osage County
)

June Squibb (Nebraska
)

Best Animated Feature

The Croods (Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco, Kristine Belson
)

Despicable Me 2 (Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin, Chris Meledandri
)

Ernest & Celestine (Benjamin Renner, Didier Brunner
)

Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho
)

The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki
)

Best Director

American Hustle (David O. Russell)

Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)

Nebraska (Alexander Payne)

12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen)

The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)

Best CinematographyAnd The Rest …

The Grandmaster (Philippe Le Sourd
)

Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki
)

Inside Llewyn Davis (Bruno Delbonnel
)

Nebraska (Phedon Papamichael
)

Prisoners (Roger A. Deakins
)

Best Costume Design

American Hustle (Michael Wilkinson
)

The Grandmaster (William Chang Suk Ping
)

The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin
)

The Invisible Woman (Michael O’Connor
)

12 Years a Slave (Patricia Norris
)

Best Documentary Feature

The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen
)

Cutie and the Boxer (Zachary Heinzerling, Lydia Dean Pilcher
)

Dirty Wars (Richard Rowley, Jeremy Scahill
)

The Square (Jehane Noujaim, Karim Amer
)

20 Feet from Stardom (Nominees to be determined
)

Best Documentary Short

CaveDigger (Jeffrey Karoff
)

Facing Fear (Jason Cohen
)

Karama Has No Walls (Sara Ishaq
)

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (Malcolm Clarke, Nicholas Reed
)

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall (Edgar Barens
)

Best Foreign Language Film

The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium
)

The Great Beauty (Italy
)

The Hunt (Denmark
)

The Missing Picture (Cambodia
)

Omar (Palestine
)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Dallas Buyers Club (Adruitha Lee, Robin Mathews
)

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Stephen Prouty
)

The Lone Ranger (Joel Harlow, Gloria Pasqua-Casny
)

Best Original Score

The Book Thief (John Williams
)

Gravity (Steven Price
)

Her (William Butler, Owen Pallett
)

Philomena (Alexandre Desplat
)

Saving Mr. Banks (Thomas Newman
)

Best Original Song

“Alone Yet Not Alone” (Alone Yet Not Alone
)

“Happy” (Despicable Me 2
)

“Let It Go” (Frozen
)

“The Moon Song” (Her
)

“Ordinary Love” (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
)

Best Visual Effects

Gravity (Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, Neil Corbould
)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds
)

Iron Man 3 (Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash, Dan Sudick
)

The Lone Ranger (Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams, John Frazier
)

Star Trek Into Darkness (Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton
)

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