The 84th annual Academy Awards (Oscars) broadcast will be Sunday, February 26. Oscar facts and trivia: This year's host is Billy Crystal, after Eddie Murphy stepped down after Brett Ratner resigned as producer. You aren't hallucinating. There really are 9 instead of 10 nomimees for Best Picture this year, and only 2 nominations for Best Song. The ceremony won't be held at the Kodak Theatre, even though the Kodak Theatre was built for that purpose. The reason: It'll be in the same building, but it's no longer called the Kodak Theatre since Kodak can no longer afford the sponsorship (it was paying $3.6 million a year). The theatre is now called The Hollywood & Highland Center and is used by Cirque du Soleil for the rest of the year. The circus had to move out for the weekend. The apes in Rise of the Planet of the Apes didn't get Best Actor and Best Actress nominations despite great performances. Not only were they not human, but they weren't even animals. They were completely digital so they had to settle for a Best Visual Effects nomination. There is no Oscar category for motion-capture artists like Andy Serkis. MacRumors Oscar Contest This is the 10th annual MacRumors Oscar Contest. This year there are 119 nominations for 52 movies in 24 categories. The contestant (or contestants) with the most correct predictions wins the traditional prize: MacRumors bragging rights. Here's how to vote: Copy the ballot from the next post below. Delete all but one line in each category, leaving 1 choice per category (your prediction). Post it in this thread. I will check the predictions against the award winners and post the results by Monday, February 27. Contest rules: Post between now and 3:00pm Eastern time Sunday. Do not edit your post after voting. Only one ballot per person. Don't copy somebody else's ballot. You need not vote in every category but there's no penalty for guessing. Good luck! You can post other discussion of the Oscars in this thread, or in other related threads, e.g., Your Top 3 Movies of All Time The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Deathly Hallows pt. 2 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Movie: Moneyball Anyone see "The Artist" movie Previous MacRumors "Predict the Oscars" contests:2010: winner: Doctor Q (18 correct) 2009: winner: Doctor Q (16 correct) 2008: winner: Doctor Q (20 correct) 2007: winners NEENAHBOY and Doctor Q (13 correct) 2006: winner Doctor Q (15 correct) 2005: winner Doctor Q (18 correct) 2004: winners VincentVega and Pittsax (16 correct) 2003: winners wdlove and Doctor Q (20 correct) 2002: winner Doctor Q (13 correct)Please.... somebody else win for a change!