Nine films have been nominated for Best Picture of the Year by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, representing a broad range of storytelling and cinematic craft, from period dramas and musicals to taut suspense, intimate character dramas, a 3-D fable of survival and humanism, and an homage to genre movie-making at its most entertainingly outrageous.
Click through this gallery to go behind the scenes with each nominee, and then take our poll to vote for which film you think should win the Oscar for Best Picture.
The 85th Academy Awards will be presented February 24. And the nominees are . . .