With the Oscars fast approaching, it's time to finalize your bets on which films will take home the night's top prizes.
Ahead of the night's broadcast, ABC enlisted ESPN number-crunchers Nate Silver and Walter Hickey to analyze some trends from past years. Among their findings: New York City is the most popular setting for Oscar nominees, husband-and-wife pairings are the relationships most often depicted in nominated films, and the most common cinema trope among past nominees is a good old-fashioned face slap.
Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt, Angela Bassett
12 Years a Slave was the big winner at Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards.
The front-runner for Best Picture at Sunday's Academy Awards won five awards, including Best Feature, Best Director (Steve McQueen) and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o).
Will Smith, Jaden Smith
Sunday's Academy Awards will recognize the greatest achievements in filmmaking from the past year, but Saturday's Razzie Awards did just the opposite.
Highlighting the worst that cinema had to offer in 2013, the annual Razzies singled out Movie 43 and After Earth, among others.
Pink will make a special appearance at the Oscars, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced on Friday.
"We are very excited to welcome Pink to the Oscar stage for the very first time," Zadan and Meron said in a statement. "She is regarded as one of the greatest voices in pop music and one of the best performers of her generation, and we are thrilled to have her join us for a highly anticipated moment on the broadcast."
The Edge and Bono
This year's Oscars are going to have a special Edge.
U2 will perform their Academy Award-nominated song "Ordinary Love" at this year's ceremony, which will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. The tune, which U2 wrote, is ...