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Patch Poll: Cast Your Vote for Best Picture in Sunday's Oscar Race

The Academy Awards are Sunday. What movie do you think should take home the big prize?

Brad, Angelina and George (as in Clooney) are some of the big-name stars set to walk the red carpet Sunday for the 84th annual Academy Awards.

Although we won’t be there in person (maybe our Patch ticket got last in the mail?), we’ll be watching the actors—and silently judging their fashion choices—from the comfort of our own homes.

Just because our readers aren’t the Hollywood insiders in charge of choosing this year’s winners (at least, we don’t think), that doesn’t mean your opinions don’t count.

Of the films up for Best Picture, we want to know which ones you enjoyed the most.

The nominated films are: The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life and War Horse.

The Artist is heavily favored to win on Sunday, but Cranberry Patch Editor Jessica Sinichak prefers The Help or Moneyball—mostly because those are the only two films she has seen out of the nine nominated pictures.

Based on their love of the book that inspired the movie, Pine-Richland Patch Editor Cindy Micco, Moon Patch Editor Jenna Staul and Sewickley Patch Editor Larissa Dudkiewicz are rooting for The Help. Regional Editor Cindi Lash calls Hugo a film for the ages.

What about you? Which picture would you like to see take home an Oscar? Is there a movie you think should have been nominated but wasn’t? Leave your opinion in the comments section.

While you’re at it, share your picks for whom should win the Best Actor and Best Actress categories. To help you along, here are the nominees.

Best Actor

  • Demian Bichir: A Better Life
  • George Clooney: The Descendants
  • Jean Dujardin: The Artist
  • Gary Oldman: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Brad Pitt: Moneyball (Jessica’s pick)

Best Actress:

  • Glenn Close: Albert Nobbs
  • Viola Davis: The Help (Jessica’s pick)
  • Rooney Mara: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Meryl Streep: Iron Lady
  • Michelle Williams: My Week with Marilyn

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