By Mandi Bierly
January 24, 2012 at 04:30 PM EST

While you should see all the nominated films by Oscar night, Feb. 26, of course, here’s a good place to start, with clips from all the Best Picture, acting, and director nominees.

First up, the trailers for the nine films nominated for Best Picture: 

NEXT: The Best Actor Nominees

Best Actor nominees include Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Demián Bichir (A Better Life), George Clooney (The Descendants), Brad Pitt (Moneyball), and Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy):

NEXT: The Best Actress Nominees

Best Actress nominees include Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Viola Davis (The Help), Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), and Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn):

NEXT: The Best Supporting Actor Nominees

The Best Supporting Actor nominees include Christopher Plummer (Beginners), Max von Sydow (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn), and Nick Nolte (Warrior):

NEXT: The Best Supporting Actress Nominees

The Best Supporting Actress nominees include Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs), Bérénice Bejo (The Artist), Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Jessica Chastain (The Help), and Octavia Spencer (The Help):

NEXT: The Best Director Nominees

The Best Director nominees include Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist), Alexander Payne (The Descendants), Martin Scorsese (Hugo), Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris), and Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life):

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