The Best Picture Nominees, As Infographics


The Billy Crystal–hosted Academy Awards go down this Sunday night, with nine movies vying for Best Picture. The nominees this year aren't all that flashy. The front-runner, The Artist, is a totally delightful ... black-and-white, silent film; the most popular is the oft-criticized The Help; filling out the field are a few movies some people really love (Tree of Life and, inexplicably, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) and a bunch of other movies more people liked quite a bit (Moneyball, Midnight in Paris, Hugo, The Descendants, and— we guess someone must have liked it—War Horse). To spiff up this field, and get you excited for Sunday's festivities, here are over twenty infographics — line graphs, bar graphs, pie charts, shit-pie charts — breaking down the field. Have a look!