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Anyone who reads Entertainment Weekly or knows that I am obsessed with the Academy Awards, to put it mildly. I can guarantee you that I was the only sixth grader who knew who Haing S. Ngor was when he won Best Supporting Actor for The Killing Fields in 1985, and I’ve followed the Oscars closely ever since. Last year I had the honor of following in the footsteps of Army Archerd and Robert Osborne as the Academy’s official red carpet greeter, a position I’m happy to be filling again this year. I’m also very excited to announce the debut of the new web series “Nominated with Dave Karger.” Filmed at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater inside the Academy headquarters here in Los Angeles, the 10-part daily series will take an in-depth look at each of the Best Picture nominees and give you some tips on how to win your Oscar pool. Click the links above to watch the first episode, which focuses on War Horse. It’s my goal to make you all as obsessed with the Oscars as I am.

Dave on Twitter: @davekarger