On Sunday evening, many Americans will be glued to television sets to see who will be wearing the best Vera Wang or Rodarte or Carolina Herrera on the red carpet—or if any outfit will beat Bjork’s 2001 crazy swan dress. But the real mystery is which film will join the ranks of The Godfather, Gone with the Wind, and Slumdog Millionaire. The 83rd annual Academy Awards has film buffs wondering what it took to win this year’s coveted Best Picture Award: ballerinas, toys, dream invaders, or a stuttering king?
Black Swan saw Natalie Portman’s ballerina character descend into madness, The Social Network told the tale of Facebook’s manic founder, and Inception brought audiences into a world where even dreams are not safe from thieves—or was Leonardo DiCaprio’s character only dreaming the whole time? And who could forget that pink, cuddly, strawberry-scented villain Lotso Bear, who terrorized Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the gang?
But which film deserves the big prize?
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