With the 2011 Academy Awards just around the corner, we're all buzzing with excitement and predictions. So it's time for movie buffs -- and supporters of friendly competition -- to put their money where their mouths are (figuratively speaking, of course). Moviefone's annual Oscars ballot is now officially available for our readers who are in Oscars pools ... and this year we're shaking things up a bit.

Want to make your picks online, and play against a national audience? We've got just the means to do it, with our new interactive ballot.

Interactive Ballot: Voting Instructions
• Click on "login" on the top right corner of the "Vote!" box below
• Sign in using one of the options presented (you must sign in to be eligible to win)
• Select an individual award category (e.g.: Best Picture) and pick the movie or person you think will win by clicking on the white circle next to the picture

Once you've made your picks, print your completed ballot by clicking on "Print Ballot" at the bottom of the box.

Deadline: Submit your interactive ballot by 7:59 PM EST on Sunday, Feb. 27

Old-fashioned Printable Ballot
If you're throwing a fiesta, spice up the night by handing out ballots for your guests to fill out. Make it interesting by awarding the winner a small prize. Click here to see and print a blank Oscars ballot.

Best Ballot Gets a Prize
Submit your picks in our shiny new interactive ballot. The user with the most accurate ballot wins an American Express Gift Card and a prize from Moviefone! In the event of a tie, the winner will be picked at random from among those tied ballots. Check out instructions for how to submit and print your ballot below, then start voting on your picks for the 2011 Academy Awards.

Moviefone's Academy Awards Ballot giveaway is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. To enter, please leave a completed Academy Awards Ballot via the Vote box on this page. The ballot must be submitted before 7:59 pm Eastern Time on February 27. You may enter once per email address, and the entrant with the most correct answers will be selected as a winner. In the event of a tie, the winner will be picked at random from among those tied ballots. One winner will receive a prize pack containing a random assortment of items, including an American Express Gift Card: (Approximate total retail of the prize pack will not exceed $50) Click Here for complete Official Rules.
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