Hollywood's Biggest Day of the Year is almost upon us.
The uncertainty surrounding the 80th Annual Academy Awards, because of the three-months-old Hollywood writers' strike, is generating even more buzz for the glitzy event than usual. Will it happen? Will it not? If the Vanity Fair Oscar party is not held which will be the most consequential, to-be-seen-at post-Oscar event?
And from 'gangsters', a virgin queen, a blood-thirsty barber to the Russian mafiaso, this year's nominees provide an eclectic show of boundless talent.
This is where you can get your share of Oscar news, views and photographs.