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Roger Ebert, the Oscars and You

On the very day that Ebert Presents At the Movies debuts on PBS stations across the nation, co-hosted by Associated Press film critic Christy Lemire and our own Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Roger Ebert himself has an announcement to make: "Every year at Oscar time, there's an Outguess Ebert contest. This year's edition will offer the biggest prize in history. You could win all or part of a $100,000 prize. The nominations in 24 categories will be announced Tuesday, January 25. Later that day, I'll make my best guesses in all 24 categories. Outguess me and win."

We're proud to be sponsoring this global contest with Ebert Presents At the Movies, RogerEbert.com and the Chicago Sun-Times. One hundred grand, people. Bone up on those categories and front-runners. You've got until February 27, Oscar Night, to make your predictions. Details and rules are all right here: MUBI.com/Oscars

Good luck!

Ebert’s track record is pretty durn good—but in this relatively weak Big Picture year, it may be easier to at least neck-and-neck with him than otherwise. Think of a black swan with true grit listening to the king’s speech, and you’re rounding the final turn.

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