With nine contenders and no clear favourite, the Best Picture category for this year’s Academy Awards has arguably never been so open. Which film will win? Which should win? And does Martin Lawrence appear in any of them?

In a fast paced episode of The Parallax Podcast Luke Buckmaster and Rich Haridy dish out their thoughts on the nine features nominated for the top prize: Django Unchained, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Silver Linings Playbook, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Amour.

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