It's that time of year again where all the biggest and brightest stars of Hollywood gather on the red carpet and hope to catch a glimpse of a small, bald, gold man. We're talking about Oscar of course, the supreme prize for film actors, directors, screenwriters, make-up artists and more. Best Picture contenders American Hustle, Gravity and 12 Years a Slave are frontrunners. Ahead of the 86th Academy Awards this weekend, we'll gather our trio of local movie critics to hear their picks and predictions for Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress, Best Director and more.
Matt Brunson - Film Editor, Arts & Entertainment Editor and Senior Editor for Creative Loafing Charlotte
Ann Marie Oliva - Co-founder and Film/Theatre Review Editor of ARTS à la Mode, an online outlet covering the arts in Charlotte and beyond
Sean O'Connell - Movie Content Director for CinemaBlend.com and many other outlets. You can see him on WCNC (NBC Charlotte)
- The Oscars are Sunday, March 2nd at 7:00pm EST on ABC. Ellen DeGeneres is the host.