Mark Kermode’s Oscars diet: an Academy Award-winning film a day

Here’s the easy way to become fitter, leaner and more (film) buff, in time for what will undoubtedly be a marathon Academy Awards night on 2 March. A 30-day ‘diet’ of Oscar-winning classics. Shape up

An Oscar statue wrapped in plastic during preparations for the 85th Academy Awards show, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. The Oscars will be handed out at the Academy Awards awards show in Hollywood on Sunday. Follow more of Friday’s best news images

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Why Black Swan should win the best picture Oscar

The Guardian’s Richard Williams argues that Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan should win the top prize as it’s as preposterous as the awards themselves.

- Watch more videos as Guardian journalists make the case for their favourite film of the year winning the best picture Oscar