To celebrate the 86th Academy Awards ceremony taking place on Sunday 2 March, we have three articles from the Film and Television Department that discuss some of the key nominees.
Adam Gallimore writes about our love of an Oscar underdog, and hopes that Nebraska is duly recognised on the night.
Jose Arroyo discusses the rise of Matthew McConaughey, but is television drama True Detective the true pinacle of his career?
Owen Weetch says that the epic 12 Years a Slave is more deserving of Best Picture than 3D spectacular Gravity - despite the extra dimension.
All three articles were originally published on The Conversation UK.