Photo research by Marcia Allert.
Django has been unchained. The people have sung. Ben Affleck cut his Argo hair. The long slog to Oscar night ends on Sunday, culminating in one grand question: Who’s going to win?
To help you size up the competition, we’ve compiled a cheat sheet to the big six categories. Here you’ll find handy information about the other awards the nominees have racked up thus far—Golden Globes, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Directors Guild (DGA), and Critics Choice. Plus, video clips of key performances, reviews from the major critics, and the latest odds from the bookies in Vegas.
Take a look at The Daily Beast’s exhaustive coverage of this year’s Oscar contenders, and fill out your ballot in all of the 24 categories. Then, share it with friends through email, Facebook, or Twitter, or print it out to bring to your Oscar night viewing party. Finally, pour a glass of champagne and enjoy Hollywood’s biggest night. Happy picking!
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