We're less than three days away from the 86th Academy Awards. If you've followed HitFix and In Contention over the past few months you may think we've told you everyting about this year's Oscars race. But, have we really?

Just in case you're afraid you might have missed something, we've got refresher course for you.  Check out our top 10 things you need to know before this year's Oscars in the embedded video at the top of this post. 

(It's fun. Trust us.)

Look for complete coverage of the 86th Academy Awards all Sunday long on HitFix and In Contention.

With over a decade of experience in the movie industry, Ellwood survived working for two major studios and has written for Variety, MSN and the LA Times. A co-founder of HitFix, Ellwood spends his time relaxing hitting 3’s on the basketball court and following his beloved Clippers.