The 73rd Annual Academy Awards
Follow the action from the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium as a thousand film stars and moviemakers pick their favourites from the year.
The top leading men comprise: Geoffrey Rush, Russell Crowe, Javier Bardem, Tom Hanks and Ed Harris.
The films up for Best Picture are: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Gladiator, Erin Brockovich, Traffic and Chocolat.
The leading ladies are: Julia Roberts, Juliette Binoche, Laura Linney, Ellen Burstyn and Joan Allen.
And among those competing for Best Supporting gongs are: fast-rising star Benicio Del Toro, Joaquin Phoenix, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Marcia Gay Harden and Judi Dench.
The race looks a fairly open one for a change, with three big pictures slugging it out at the top: "Gladiator", "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Traffic"
Database last updated: 26 February - 07:56