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VIDEO: Analyst Nate Silver Weighs In on the Best Picture Oscar Nominees

Nate Silver

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.

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12 Years a Slave Tops Independent Spirit Awards

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).

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After Earth, Movie 43 Win Razzie Awards

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. read more

2014 Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win?

Sandra Bullock, Chiwetel Ejiofor

12 Years a Slave or Gravity? Or something else? Oscars' tightest race for the top prize in years will come down to a photo finish Sunday (8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT, ABC). In the meantime, let's make some predictions. Check out the nominees here, make your picks and compare them to ours below.

American Hustle, Gravity lead Oscar nominations

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12 Years a Slave
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Brangelina, Zac Efron, Jim Carrey Among Academy Awards Presenters

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie

The 86th Academy Awards is less than a week away and the night is proving to be more star-studded than ever.

On Monday, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced the complete slate of stars who will be on stage to present alongside the previously announced Daniel Day-LewisJennifer LawrenceChristoph Waltz and Anne Hathaway -- last year's acting winners. 

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Scandal, 12 Years a Slave, NCIS: LA Win NAACP Image Awards

Kerry Washington

12 Years a Slave was the big winner in the motion picture category at Saturday's NAACP Image Awards, while Scandal, Person of Interest and NCIS: LA all took home television prizes.

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Pink to Make Appearance at the Oscars

Pink

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."

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BAFTA Awards: Cate Blanchett Dedicates Best Actress Win to Philip Seymour Hoffman

Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Cate Blanchett continued her awards season dominance at the BAFTA Film Awards in London Sunday night, and dedicated her Best Actress win to her friend and Talented Mr. Ripley co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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U2 to Perform at the Oscars

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 ... read more

Idina Menzel to Perform Frozen Tune During the Oscars

Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel will perform Frozen's Oscar-nominated song during the Academy Awards, ABC announced Tuesday.

The Tony Award-winning actress will sing... read more

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