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CollegeHumor condenses each Best Picture nominee into a Vine video

When added together, the cumulative length of 2013’s Best Picture nominees totals a staggering 1,345 minutes — or nearly one full day of movie. (Fun fact: This year’s Best Picture hopefuls are the longest on average since 2005, when 170-minute The Aviator was nominated.)

By contrast, it’ll take you just 54 seconds to watch CollegeHumor’s excellent Vine parodies of all 9 nominiated films. Starting with, say, their biting take on The Silver Linings Playbook:

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Oscar Myth Busting: Does a director's Oscar win mean their film will walk away with Best Picture?

Put down those Pop Rocks and Diet Cokes. We’ve got some A-list myths to examine! Ahead of this Sunday’s Oscars, we’ll be taking a look at some of the most famous myths to rise out of the annual awards ceremony. Want to know if being nude will get you a Best Actress statue? Or if the Best Supporting Actress trophy is indeed a curse? You’re in luck – we’ll be investigating one Oscars-related urban legend each day this week. Today, we investigate whether a director winning the Oscar for Best Director means their film will be announced mere moments later as Best Picture. In the past 25 years, has it come true? Read on to find out. (And click here for more of EW’s Oscars Myth Busting.)

Oscar Myth: The Best Director-Best Picture connection. 

What Is It?: The Best Picture Oscar will be awarded to a movie immediately after its director has been announced the winner of the Best Director trophy.
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Inside the Best Picture Nominees: A deep dive into 'The Help'

There are a whopping nine films nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards. And between your work, family, and constant USA marathons of Law & Order: SVU (when will those ever stop being addictive?!), you simply do not have time to catch all nine in the theaters or on DVD. But never fear, dear PopWatchers — that’s why we’re here! Each day leading up to the Academy Awards Feb. 26, we’ll be providing you with a deep dive into one of the nine Best Picture nominees. Fear showing up to your Oscars party unprepared to discuss the year’s most notable films? We’ve got you covered. (Just beware: Spoilers ahead!) And if you’ve already seen all nine films, even better — our inside look at each nominee will serve as a handy guide to remind you of the best and worst moments from every Best Picture candidate this year. Today, we get a dose of southern hospitality in The Help. (Be sure click here for more deep dives into this year’s Best Picture nominees!)

Name: The Help

Release date: August 10, 2011

DVD release date: Available now

Run time: 2 hours, 26 minutes READ FULL STORY

Inside the Best Picture Nominees: A deep dive into 'The Descendants'

There are a whopping nine films nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards. And between your work, family, and constant USA marathons of Law & Order: SVU (when will those ever stop being addictive?!), you simply do not have time to catch all nine in the theaters or on DVD. But never fear, dear PopWatchers — that’s why we’re here! Each day leading up to the Academy Awards Feb. 26, we’ll be providing you with a deep dive into one of the nine Best Picture nominees. Fear showing up to your Oscars party unprepared to discuss the year’s most notable films? We’ve got you covered. (Just beware: Spoilers ahead!) And if you’ve already seen all nine films, even better — our inside look at each nominee will serve as a handy guide to remind you of the best and worst moments from every Best Picture candidate this year. Today, George Clooney leis it all on the line in The Descendants. (Be sure click here for more deep dives into this year’s Best Picture nominees!)

Name: The Descendants

Release date: Limited: Nov. 16, 2011; wide: Dec. 9, 2011

DVD release date: March 13, 2012

Run time: 1 hour, 55 minutes READ FULL STORY

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