We're breaking down all the Oscar contenders for you, so that you can decide whether you want to see them -- or at the very least, be able to hold your own at cocktail parties. Next up: '127 Hours,' based on the harrowing true story of real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston.

Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actor (James Franco), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Original Song
categories Movies, Oscars, Awards