24 January 2013 4:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It’s that time of the year again; the time of year when everyone ceases simply “liking” or “disliking” films, and instead gets very worked up about what everyone else apparently thinks (as I’ve done here).

Yep, it’s Oscar season, and after what everyone is agreeing was a truly exceptional year for film, the 85th Academy Awards are going to be the most hotly contested in years.

As always, the jewel in the crown of the Oscars will be Best Picture, the award for (wait for it) the best film of the year. Year in, year out, it’s proven to be one of the most difficult to predict, and has been the source of some of the biggest controversies in Academy history – Citizen Kane, anyone?

However, last year, HeyUGuys distilled the very essence of the Best Picture category and gave you five sure-fire ways of getting a film nominated. »

- Matt Clough

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