Recent Oscar seasons have typically been long, drawn-out affairs where everyone knows who’s going to win far before the actual Academy Awards ceremony. Not this year, though.
Thanks to a wide number of Oscar hopefuls, this year’s roundup of nominees is proving difficult to pin down. The only thing certain? Seth MacFarlane’s turn as Oscar host will likely be as infamous as David Letterman’s 18 years ago. (Seriously, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler raised the bar for award shows at this year’s Golden Globes.)
In any case, we’re excited for this year’s ceremony—so much, in fact, that (shameless plug) we’re throwing a party at Ten Atlanta on Oscar night. We’re also bringing you our second annual head-to-head debate over who we think will win, should win, and who’s unfortunately left out. In particular, you’ll be seeing a lot of mentions of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. So whether you’re at our party, watching with a group elsewhere, or viewing this year’s ceremony from the comfort of your couch, here’s your chance to get inside the mind of a couple of film buffs who’ve seen all the nominees, so you don’t have to!