In the Best Actor/Actress section, we see some famous figures such as George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Viola Davis as they try to win the spot for best actor/actress in their group. The directors also battle it out as Martin Scorsese (Director of Hugo), Michel Hazanavicius (Director of The Artist), Terrance Malick (Director of The Artist), and etc. show who is the dominant director of the year.
I think that most people already knew or at least expected to find "Kung Fu Panda 2" and "Puss in Boots" in the list of movies to compete for the Best Animated Movie Award, but also running for the spot is "Rango", "A Cat in Paris", and "Chico and Rita". In the Best Costume Design Category, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" begins its conquest, with "Iron Lady" and "Albert Nobbs" fighting for the same position. Harry Potter is also one of the movies competing for the Best Visual Effects Award along with these other movies in which you have probably seen as well: "Transformers: Dark of the Moon", "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", "Real Steel", and "Hugo".
The Oscars are also including films from other countries such as "Footnote" from Israel, "In Darkness" from Poland, "Monsieur Lazhar" from Canada, and etc. The Oscars Academy Awards was a way where people could vote for their favorite movie or actor/actress of the year and support them in being recognized. All of these movies and actors/actresses have done well in making it to the Oscars, and all of them should be praised for entertaining their audiences. If you would like to find out the results of the Oscars, then you are going to have to wait until February 26.