Is The Artist the favorite to win best picture? Which of the “bubble” best actresses doesn’t actually deserve her nomination? Was Uggie robbed in the best actor category? How much Billy Crystal is too much Billy Crystal? Slate critics Dana Stevens and Troy Patterson are joining senior editor Dan Kois to answer all of your questions about Tuesday’s Oscar nominations announcement and what to expect from this year’s Academy Awards. Check back here on our Facebook page on Tuesday at 3 p.m. EST to participate in the chat!
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