With ten films in the running for Best Picture at this weekend’s 83rd Academy Award, speculation is rife around which one will take the top prize.
Whilst The King's Speech is tipped to win it following its across-the-board wins at the like of the BAFTAs and Golden Globes, there are always surprises in store on Oscar night, from red carpet statements to gushing acceptance speeches and shock wins.
To build the anticipation further, we've listed all the nominated films - along with the trailer for each - below.
Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan follows the talented young ballerina Nina and her descent into madness after she finds herself challenged for the lead role in the ballet Swan Lake by her rival Lily. Natalie Portman is hotly tipped for Oscar glory in the best actress category, but will this dark ballet thriller pick up the gong for best film?
The true story of a young boxer and his transformation into a sports hero set against his complicated family background. Starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, this gritty testosterone fuelled drama has picked up nominations at the BAFTAS, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
This mind-bending thriller centres on Dom Cobb, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, as a top thief who instead of breaking into safes, raids people’s dreams. With amazing image-trickery and spell-binding special effects, Inception is one to watch.
The Kids Are All Right
This funny portrayal of postmodern family life follows the journey of two teenage kids as they trace their biological father – a sperm donor. The lives of married lesbian mums Nic and Jules are changed forever. Starring Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo - who are each up for nominations as leading actress and supporting actor categories.
The King’s Speech
This low budget movie about the relationship between King George V1 of England and his unconventional speech therapist Lionel Logue has compelled the nation. Already groaning with nominations and prizes; Helena Bonham Carter bagged best supporting actress and Colin Firth the best actor at BAFTA and is the hot favourite for an Oscar. Will Britain’s uplifting drama convince Hollywood of the Best Picture prize?
After Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle takes a new direction with this tense, nerve-wracking and stomach-wrenching real-life survival story about the rock climber Aron Ralston who had to take radical action when trapped deep in a remote canyon.
The Social Network
David Fincher’s fast-paced movie follows the story of the founding of Facebook by Harvard University geek student Mark Zuckerberg. Won Best Picture at BAFTA and hotly tipped to win Best Film this year.
Toy Story 3
The heart-wrenching third instalment of the Toy Story series is about growing up, growing old and letting go. Andy is off to college and Buzz, Woody and the other toys are dumped at a daycare centre dominated by a large pink bear. The spell-binding special effects and moving storyline won over adults and kids alike.
A surprise hit at the box office, this action-packed western centres around fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross who recruits the help of drunken US Marshall Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) to hunt down the man she believes killed her father. Up for ten nominations, will last year’s best actor winner Jeff Bridges get another taste of gold?
This deep, dark tale set in rural America follows a young girl’s search for her missing father, who’s put the family home up as for bail collateral. Lead Jennifer Lawrence is nominated for the best actress prize. Winner of the Grand Jury prize at Sundance in 2010, this is the rank outsider for the best film gong.