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Check out the vox pop on your favorite (and least favorite) stars and films ahead of the 84th Academy Awards. Is Tinseltown in tune with, or out of touch with, movie fans? Credits: Armand Emamdjomeh, Stephanie Ferrell, Julie Makinen, Paul Olund, Anthony Pesce, Ken Schwencke and Ben Welsh. Interactive graphic by Thomas Suh Lauder
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Image courtesy of AMPAS. Indiewire will provide regular updates of our predictions for the 84th Academy Awards, which will be announced live in Los Angeles on February 26, 2012. Also check out our poll of blogger and critics as to who will and should win , as well as a personal rant on why this year's award season was a major disappointment. Martin Scorsese's " Hugo " and Michel Hazanavicius's " The Artist " led the nominations with 11 and 10 mentions, respectively. They were both nominated for best picture, alongside " The Descendants ," " Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close ," " The Help ," " Midnight in Paris ," " Moneyball ," " The Tree of Life " and " War Horse ."
As 2011 draws to a close, one eye is inevitably on the treats that are lying ahead for 2012. With that in mind, we've got our line-up of, as things stands, the 25 films that are brightest on our radar. Now, a couple of disclaimers. There are films that haven't made the cut here simply because we don't know a fat lot about them yet, or at least not enough to get us fired up.
As the film critics associations roll out their lists of favorites this year, the 2012 Oscar race is officially heating up. Not that the critics groups are a "reliable bellwether" for which way the Academy will go, says New York Times film critic A.O. Scott.