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: 'True Grit,' the Coen brothers' gritty remake of the 1969 John Wayne classic.

Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Director (Joel and Ethan Coen), Best Actor (Jeff Bridges), Best Supporting Actress (Hailee Steinfeld), Best Adapted Screenplay (Joel and Ethan Coen), Best Cinematography (Roger Deakins), Best Sound Mixing (Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff & Peter F. Kurland), Best Sound Editing (Skip Lievsay & Craig Berkey), Best Costume Design (Mary Zophres), and Best Art Direction (Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh)
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True Grit
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After an outlaw named Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin) murders her father, feisty 14-year-old farm girl Mattie... Read More

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