Find yourself trapped in conversation about Oscar nominated movies and haven't had the time to see any yet? Worry not. We provide you with the highlights of the most talked about films, so you don't feel out of place in the company of others, especially with Oscar fever growing. Ellen DeGeneres is hosting this time (after seven years).
12 Years A Slave
What it's about: The real-life story of the struggles of a free black man, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), who was kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery.
What you should know: It's pronounced Choo-it-tell Edgy-o-four
Do say: "Sherlock was good, but Magneto stole the show."
Don't say: "Oprah was amazing in this sequel to The Colour Purple."
(Text by Abhijit Patnaik)