For likely more than four hours on Sunday night, the 84th Academy Awards will air.
Hosted this year by Billy Crystal, there are nine films nominated for best picture.
Have you seen them all? Did you see just a handful? Catch only one?
We wouldn't be surprised if you didn't see them all.
For the first time in the three years since Oscar organizers expanded the best-picture category to more than five films, there’s not a single blockbuster in the running. Billion-dollar worldwide hits such as Avatar and Toy Story 3 have been in the best-picture mix the last two years, along with such huge smashes as Up, Inception and The Blind Side.
No matter how many films you viewed, tell us which one you think should take home the Oscar.
According to EasyOdds.com , The Artist is a 1-to-12 to 1-to-20 favorite to win, depending on the oddsmaker. EasyOdds compiles the odds from a number of bookmakers.
2012 movie grosses have been surprisingly strong, up nearly 18% year to date compared with 2011. But if you think any of that is thanks to people rushing out to see the best picture contenders ahead of Sunday’s Academy Awards show, think again.
Are you planning on seeing any of the nominated this weekend?