Who Should Win Tonight's Oscars? Vote!

As if the glitz and glamor hasn't been enough to tip you off, tonight sees the 2012 Academy Awards taking place, giving the movie industry its annual chance to celebrate just how wonderful it is, as well as providing Billy Crystal another chance at reminding said movie industry that he exists. But what about the nominees? Who'll take Best Director? What movie is the Best Movie of the year? And what about the Best Actor and Actress? Ahead of tonight's big event, here's your chance to pick your favorites... Just think of it as SpinOff's very own ceremony... just with less red carpet and likelihood of awkward cut-aways of the losers pretending to be happy for whoever actually gets the nod.

Here are the nominees for the "big" awards - Who are your favorites? And, more importantly, who do you think will win the political process and be declared the winner of each one? Use the comments section to share your selections - and your reasons for picking them, too.

Best Picture

• The Artist 

• The Descendants 

• Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 

• The Help 

• Hugo 

• Midnight in Paris 

• Moneyball 

• The Tree of Life 

• War Horse 

Best Director

• Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris

• Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist

• Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life

• Alexander Payne – The Descendants

• Martin Scorsese – Hugo

Best Actor

• Demián Bichir – A Better Life as Carlos Galindo

• George Clooney – The Descendants as Matt King

• Jean Dujardin – The Artist as George Valentin

• Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as George Smiley

• Brad Pitt – Moneyball as Billy Beane

Best Actress

• Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs as Albert Nobbs

• Viola Davis – The Help as Aibileen Clark

• Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Lisbeth Salander

• Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady as Margaret Thatcher

• Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn as Marilyn Monroe

Best Supporting Actor

• Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn as Laurence Olivier

• Jonah Hill – Moneyball as Peter Brand

• Nick Nolte – Warrior as Paddy Conlon

• Christopher Plummer – Beginners as Hal Fields

• Max von Sydow – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close as The Renter

Best Supporting Actress

• Bérénice Bejo – The Artist as Peppy Miller

• Jessica Chastain – The Help as Celia Foote

• Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids as Megan Price

• Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs as Hubert Page

• Octavia Spencer – The Help as Minny Jackson

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