With the nominations this week of the 80th Annual Academy Awards, Oscar season is in full swing. So today, Movie Dearest is kicking off a month-long countdown to show biz's biggest night (a.k.a. "the gay man's Super Bowl") that will include special Cinematic Crush and Women We Love looks at this year's acting nominees, Oscar trivia and video clips of our favorite past Oscar moments, plus the usual predictions and breaking news.
To start the festivities, the latest batch of MD Polls ask you not to merely predict who will win (with this year's race, the outcome has become pretty predictable), but what movies and actors you would vote for if you were lucky enough to be a member of the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The five separate polls for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress can be found in the sidebar at your right. Be sure to vote in each one, and remember, this is who you would vote for, not the Academy (and sorry, no DVD screeners are available).
You'll have plenty of time to make your decisions, as the polls will run from now until 12 noon EST Saturday February 23, the day before Oscar day, with the results of the MD Oscars to be posted shortly thereafter.
UPDATE: This poll is now closed. Click here for the results, and click here to vote in the latest MD Poll.