The 82nd annual Academy Awards are upon us, and Oscar party invitations are likely flooding your mailbox. Don't duck them because you haven't seen all the nominated movies yet. Just consult our handy guide -- and then if someone asks you what you thought of, say, Carey Mulligan's performance in 'An Education,' you can tell them, "Mulligan was a revelation in a rare coming-of-age tale told from the female perspective.' See? Easy!
We've given you everything you need to sound smart at your Oscars party. So stop panicking, study up and get ready to start schooling people on the difference between 'A Serious Man' and 'A Single Man.'