Movie Maven: Academy Awards Preview

A decorative Oscar statue stands on the red carpet in front of the Dolby Theatre in preparation one day before the 85th Academy Awards on Feb. 23, 2013, in Hollywood, Calif.
A decorative Oscar statue stands on the red carpet in front of the Dolby Theatre in preparation one day before the 85th Academy Awards on Feb. 23, 2013, in Hollywood, Calif. (JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Movie Maven: Oscars Preview
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The Oscars are awarded this coming Sunday, March 2. MPR Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to compare notes on Oscar favorites.

Here are the nominees; Stephanie's picks are marked with an asterisk (*).

Best Picture Nominees

American HustleNebraska
Captain Phillips Philomena
Dallas Buyers Club12 Years a Slave*
GravityThe Wolf of Wall Street
Her

Nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale (American Hustle)Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Bruce Dern (Nebraska) Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)*
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Amy Adams (American Hustle)Judi Dench (Philomena)
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)* Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)

Listen to the audio to hear more about these picks, and to hear why Stephanie enjoys the presentation of the costume awards.

Steve, Jill and Stephanie all plan to watch the Oscars, and Stephanie will be live blogging the event on the MPR News website.

What are your Oscar picks? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

MPR's Movie Maven, Stephanie Curtis, joins The Current's Morning Show to talk about films every Friday at 8:30 a.m.

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