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Beasts

By Beckett Mufson

If Quvenzhané Wallis wins at this year's Oscars, she will be the youngest Academy Award winner ever, aside from Shirley Temple, who won a non-competitive award in 1935. If Wallis doesn't win, she will still be among the elite dramatic forces of small children who are good at pretending to be other small children, which is a respectable accomplishment. Each of these starlets earned a permanent place in the day care of cinema history, and are the standard that child actors everywhere are measured against.

Here they are the best of the youngest and the youngest of the best the Academy has ever seen.

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This is it! The big award of the evening, Best Picture! In the past few weeks, "Argo" has forged ahead in front of the other contenders, but the only thing that matters in MTV Movies Blog's You Decide polls is who you want to see take the top prize.

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Will you give "Zero Dark Thirty" the Best Picture win it probably won't get on Sunday, or is your heart more with "Silver Linings Playbook"?

Vote in the polls after the jump!

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The biggest night in Hollywood is nearly upon us, and it seems like the entire town is busy preparing to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. Six hundred celebrities and filmmakers can't just feed themselves, you know! The Oscars are a massive production involving everything from construction to sculpting and fine dining, so a look behind the scenes just days before the big awards is a sneak peek at an incredibly intricate process.

So as you put the finishing touches on your plans for Oscar night, take a look at the party behind your party and see what goes into making the Academy Awards a reality.

Check out even more photos from behind the scenes at the Oscars!

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Master Mondo

Ahead of Oscar night, Mondo has once again put together a line of unspectacular prints to honor this year's nominees. The first three hit the web yesterday (via /Film), and only have us excited to see what's to come next.

The prints come from artists Olly Moss, Laurent Durieux, and DKNG, who created new visions for "Les Miserables," "The Master," and "ParaNorman," respectively.

The prints will go on sale this Sunday during the Academy Awards. Follow @MondoNews to find out when. Click past the jump to see all three posters and learn additional info!

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Rarely has a snub gone on to define a category, but this year's Best Director race has been marked by the absence of Ben Affleck.

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Before his film "Argo" went on an awards tear and started cleaning up at every ceremony, his lack of a nomination seemed like an oversight, but now it's just flat wrong, since he likely would have won.

But that's what's so great about MTV Movies Blog's You Decide 2013 polls; you don't have to listen to what the Academy says. You choose the winner.

Vote in the polls after the jump!

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Pulp Fiction

FROM FILM.COM

It's no secret that the Oscars are not the be-all and end-all indicator of which film from each year is the greatest. Some of the best movies ever slipped through the Academy cracks and went away without taking home the top prize, but which of those unfortunate snubs is the best?

The folks over at Film.com have compiled an exhaustive list of the greatest Best Picture losers, and what might be the funniest take away from this list is that it could simply function as a solid list of the 50 greatest movies of all time without that many glaring omissions.

So before you start worrying about whether your favorite movie from this year will get robbed on Sunday night, take a look at the list. If it ends up losing — we're talking to you, "Zero Dark Thirty" fans — rest assured that it's joining some fantastic company.

Don't forget to tune in for our Oscars red carpet live stream Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET on MTV.com.

Stick with us for everything about the 2013 Oscars including nominees, predictions and full fashion coverage!

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We are officially in day two of MTV Movies Blog's reader-voted version of the Academy Awards. The polls for the Best Supporting categories are now closed, with the winners being revealed this Saturday (Feb. 23).

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Today we turn our attention to the main acting categories, Best Actor and Best Actress, and the decisions get that much harder. With no clear cut favorite, the reader choices will be all the more interesting.

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FROM NEXT MOVIE

Every year, Oscar prognosticators give their picks for who will win among the best films and performances, but isn't it time we heard from the actors? Yes, there is the Screen Actors Guild Awards, but what about the actors who aren't in the union?

That's right! Porn stars!

Next movie headed to the set of Vivid Entertainment's "Devil On a Chain" to find out who the real hardcore actors think should take home the gold on Oscar Sunday, and you should listen to them. They can tell when someone is faking it.

Don't forget to tune in for our Oscars red carpet live stream Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET on MTV.com.

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Oscars

Regardless of what you're feelings are about the importance of the Academy Awards, there's something special about this new supercut of every Best Picture winner (via Indiewire) plus a look at the films that may join the 84 other films.

It's a fun trip back in movie history... until we get to 2004 and you see Matt Dillon in "Crash" and you think "Oh yeah."

Check out the Oscars supercut after the jump!

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Academy Awards season can be a genuinely wonderful time to celebrate the accomplishments of the films in the past year, but when you think about it, they kind of suck. A group of strangers pick the winners from a fairly limited pool of potential nominees, and then you have people, like Harvey Weinstein, getting all political with the campaigns, making things even more complicated.

Watch MTV's official Oscars roundtable and see our predictions!

Wouldn't the Oscars be so much better if you got to choose which nominees won? The night would be a triumph of Average Joe Moviegoer instead of the Hollywood elite.

That's why MTV Movies Blog is giving you the chance to decide who rules this year's Academy Awards. All this week, we will be hosting polls for each of the major categories to find out who you would pick to take home the Oscar.

The festivities kick off with Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor. Vote in the poll after the jump!

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