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Sure, it's not the Kodak Theatre in California. But we can still give you a taste of the red carpet in our luxurious Wisconsin winterland.
You pick ’em: There’s a reason you ate all that artery-clogging popcorn in the theater, right?
Do you have what it takes to outpick Adam Reinhard in the major Oscar categories? Beat him and admission passes from Marcus Theatres (we've got 12 to give away!) could be yours.
To read the rules and see Adam's picks, head to his Down in Front blog.
To acquaint yourself with the nominees, scroll through our Oscar photo gallery.
Red carpet Tweets: Who are we kidding? The real fun of Oscar Night is watching what goes down on the red carpet before the awards ceremony starts -- the dresses, the couples, the awkward Seacrest questions, the bad updos. Follow the Tweets of our Oscar junkies, Amy Bailey, Malavika Jagannathan and Kendra Meinert, beginning around 5:30 p.m. Sunday on the Hub. If you want to follow us on Twitter now, click here.
Monday morning chat: Join Malavika Jagannathan, Kendra Meinert and Adam Reinhard for a live online chat at 11 a.m. Monday on the Hub to hash over all of the night’s big winners and losers, best speeches and memorable moments that only Oscar Night can deliver.
Oscar snubs: We know hindsight is 20/20, but with such a big deal being made of the Best Picture race, we started thinking about favorites that should have taken home the top prize from Academy voters. You might be surprised to see what landmark films got robbed. Check out our photo gallery of “10 Nominated Movies That Should Have Won Best Picture at the Academy Awards."
More coverage throughout the week: If going to see “Avatar’’ for a third time or trying to get your hands on a copy of The Hurt Locker’’ this weekend aren’t an option, allow us to get you fired up for all things Oscars with our full coverage of this year’s nominees and broadcast at the Hub and in Saturday’s TimeOut! section of the Press-Gazette.
The 82nd annual Academy Awards with hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin airs at 7 p.m. Sunday on ABC. Presenters include Sean Penn, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Lautner, Tina Fey, Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Stiller.
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