FROM STAFF REPORTS
TRAVERSE CITY — (Django) Unchain(ed) your inner movie critic and cast your ballot for this year's Academy Awards contest in the Record-Eagle's annual competition. You'll be (Les) Miserables if you don't.
You'll Amour the grand prize of an all-access pass for two to the State Theatre in downtown Traverse City. Live the Life of Pi, being able to attend any movie you want (except during the Film Festival), any time you want.
If you don't win first place, look at the Silver Linings (Playbook). You could win one of our other prizes.
The second-place winner and a lucky companion Argo-ing to be able to see films at the newly renovated Garden Theater in Frankfort for the rest of the year (except during the Film Festival). Just hop in your stinkin' Lincoln and drive over there, unless you live in or near Frankfort — then you're home free.
Third place gets a 26-week, seven-day subscription to the Record-Eagle, along with two Carmike Cinemas movie passes. No need to battle the Beasts of the (Southern) Wild to go out and buy your paper when you can have it delivered. If you already have a subscription, receive it on us.
The fourth-place winner receives four passes, popcorn and pop at the Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay. We've also got two fifth-place prizes of four Carmike Cinemas movie passes.
Complete the ballot online at www.record-eagle.com/oscars by Zero Dark Thirty (11:59 p.m.) Friday, Feb. 22. The Academy Awards ceremony is Sunday, Feb. 24. We'll tally the results and announce the winner in the Friday, March 1, edition. Happy voting!