Posted on February 25, 2011
I must admit that I'm genuinely looking forward to watching the youngest and first male-female duo to hit the Oscars stage as hosts of one of the biggest awards shows in the entertainment industry this Sunday night (Feb. 27) on DISH Network. The young Hollywood co-hosts will not only be tasked with entertaining the guests in between award presentations, but they will also pay extensive tribute to former Oscar winners. Although there has already been countless awards shows this year so far, the Academy Awards tends to be the most anticipated in regards to the recent year's greatest films, actors, directors and all of those involved with the film making process. We've give you a list of the nominees for some of the night's top categories and enjoy a montage that previews the movies up for 'Best Picture,' below.Best Picture: Black Swan, The King's Speech, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, 127 Hours, Toy Story 3, The Social Network, True Grit and Winter's BoneActor in a Leading Role: Javier Bardem (Biutiful), Jeff Bridges (True Grit), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Colin Firth (The King's Speech) and James Franco (127 Hours)Actress in a Leading Role:Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine), Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone)Directing: Black Swan, The Fighter, The King's Speech, The Social Network and True GritWriting (Original Screenplay): Another Year, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right and The King's SpeechYou can watch full coverage of the 83rd Academy Awards starting with E!'s red carpet special at 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM PT with hosts Giulianna Rancic and Ryan Seacrest, followed by the official coverage of the awards show itself on ABC at 8:00 PM ET, 5:00 PM PT. Visit authorized DISH Network retailer DISH Systems online or call 866-989-3474 to learn how you can watch the Oscars and other satellite TV programming on your smart phone or tablet so you don't miss out on anything!Which movie do you think will win 'Best Picture' at the 83rd Academy Awards this year? Who is you pick for the Oscar-winning 'Best Actress' and 'Best Actor' - is it the same as the critics' favored Colin Firth and Natalie Portman?