The nominees were selected by members of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – after a delay due to technical difficulties with the first ever online voting system — and the winners will be announced at the Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood on Feb. 24.
But who cares what they think! Regardless of what happens in the “canonical” version of the Oscars, Wired will be assembling its own alternate universe version of how the most prestigious awards in film should go down, and we’d like your input. Tell us your choices for the winner in nine of the most important categories — or write in your own nominees if you think the Academy dropped the ball. (How could they forget best directors Ben Affleck/Quentin Tarantino/Kathryn Bigelow/Joss Whedon! The humanity!)