— Welcome to For Your Consideration, an unapologetically obsessive weekly conversation about the Oscar race. Between now and March 2, 2014, Vanity Fair digital director Michael Hogan and Huffington Post senior entertainment editor Christopher Rosen will survey the landscape in advance of the 86th annual Academy Awards.

Indeed, that's what has made this awards season so bizarre. None of the so-called contenders are positioned as traditional Oscar movies, at least with regard to how recent history has defined traditional Oscar movies. Even "12 Years A Slave" and "American Hustle" don't fit those norms. The former is too artful and detached to pluck at the heartstrings, the latter too bizarre and aggressive. Add in "Gravity," "Her" and "The Wolf of Wall Street," and you've got an Oscar ceremony fit for a film nerd. Which is the problem: rare is the Academy Awards that rewards the people who love movies the most. 1869 days ago