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Oscar-inspired hot dogs

This year's Academy Awards are nearly upon us, which can only mean one thing. It's time for Will Levitt's annual Oscar Dogs.

This is the third year food writer Levitt has turned his hand to creating Oscar-worthy hot dogs - one for each of the films nominated for Best Picture.

From a Christian Bale dog to a money-laden Wall Street snack, we're pretty sure this year's attempts are his best yet. He even manages to stay tasteful for 12 Years A Slave.

We're off to pool together the necessary ingredients for Sunday's ceremonies. Enjoy.

American Hustle: The Mob Dog

Ingredients: Sweet Italian Sausage, Spaghetti Toupée, Almond Shades, Dried Apple Mustache, Scallion Mouth and Tie Made from Sliced Bread, Mayo, Sriracha and Scallion

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Gravity: The Zero Gravity Dog

Ingredients: Hot Dog Spaceship, Hot Dog Bun Wings, Moon and Stars, Sour Patch Kid Astronaut

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Her: Artificial Intelligence Dog

Ingredients: Infiniti Mustard, Wires, Microchip, LED Lights

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The Wolf of Wall Street: The Money, Money, Money Dog

Ingredients: One Dollar Bill, Pennies

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Captain Phillips: The Hostage Sausage Dog

Ingredients: Spicy Pork Sausage Bound in Kale Chains Stranded in a Sea of Popcorn Shrimp

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12 Years a Slave

Ingredients: Plain hot dog

You can see the full set here

(Images: Seriousseats.com; Will Levitt)