Well, folks, we've finally made it: It's Oscar week!

This Sunday, the 85th Academy Awards Oscars will air on ABC at 8:30 p.m. EST.

But before first-time host (and musical nominee) Seth MacFarlane takes the stage, it's time to catch up on anything you might have missed. which is why we've rounded up all of our Oscar coverage from the last several months for you to peruse. Think of it as a guide on everything you need to know about this year's Academy Awards. From info on the nominees to weekly prediction posts to Best Of lists, check out the full Oscars' Primer below.


The Academy Awards Changes its Name ... Sort Of

The Oscar Nominee Snubs and Surprises

And the 2013 Oscar Nominees Are ...

'ParaNorman' Director on Getting an Oscar Nod for Best Animated Film

Roman Coppola, 'Moonrise Kingdom' Writer, Talks About His First Oscar Nomination

Jennifer Lawrence Reacts to Academy Award Nod

'The Avengers' Cast to Present at Academy Awards

The Sad Campaigning Behind the Oscars' In Memoriam Segment


A History of James Bond at the Oscars

The Best Picture Kisses of All Time

The Best Oscar Moments Ever

The Weepiest Academy Award Acceptance Speeches

The 30 Sexiest Dresses on the Oscars Red Carpet

The Best & Worst Fashion in Oscars History

Why Jack Nicholson Owns the Oscars

The Best 'Get-Off-the-Stage' Oscars Moments

The Most Ridiculous Oscar Musical Performances

The Creepiest, Craziest Oscar Moments

The Youngest Oscar Winners and Nominees

The Biggest Upsets in Oscar History


Is There Still Time to Campaign for a Win?

How Did 'Argo' Take the Lead?

The Oscar Race Opens Wide

What Do the 2013 Golden Globes Say About the Oscar Race?

Which Precursor Prizes Matter for the Oscars?

Five Reasons Emmanuelle Riva Can Win the Oscar


What Is 'Argo'?

What Is 'Django Unchained'?

What Is 'Life of Pi'?

What Is 'Les Miserables'?

What Is 'Silver Linings Playbook'?

What is 'Lincoln'?

What is 'Zero Dark Thirty'?

What is 'Amour'?
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