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Best Picture Buzz Recap: The 411 on this Year’s Best Picture Nominations

And the Oscar goes to … who?
It’s never fun to be out of the loop come the night of the Academy Awards. Maybe you haven’t had the chance (or extra cash – those student ticket discounts only help so much!) to catch all the films up for this year’s Best Picture award. Maybe tomorrow night’s awards show will perk your interest in the story behind one of the 10 flicks nominated. (Or, maybe it will just perk your interest in James Franco…)

Either way, consider this your one-stop-shop for all things 2011 Best Picture. Written by all-star staff member and film buff Brooke Parsons, the Her Campus Mizzou “Best Picture Buzz” mini-series covers the who, what, how Oscar-worthy and bottom line of each film in the running. Agree or disagree with Brooke’s opinions, or have sure-fire Oscar predictions of your own? Let us know!

Winter’s Bone: The Little Film that Could

Inception: The Summer Blockbuster

The Kids Are All Right: The Indie Drama

127 Hours: The Film for the Soul

The King’s Speech: The Film to Beat

True Grit: The Remake

The Social Network: The Overachiever

Toy Story 3: The Animated Classic

Black Swan: The Mind [insert four-letter expletive here]

The Fighter: The Feel-Good Film

Kelsey Mirando is a senior at the University of Missouri, class of 2011, studying Magazine Journalism, English and Sociology. Born and raised in Tulsa, Okla., Kelsey enjoys travel, volunteerism and any Leonardo DiCaprio movie. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta women's fraternity and has served as President of the Society of Professional Journalists, MU chapter. She has reported among the Tiger fans of Columbia, Mo., the hustle and bustle of Beijing and the bright lights of New York City. Kelsey recently completed the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) summer internship program and is now soaking up every moment of her senior year at Mizzou.
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