Will this be another banner year for Maine Oscar pickers?

Last year 23 armchair movie critics got every pick right in our annual Readers Pick the Oscars contest. That means they picked the winners in all six major categories: director, picture, actor, actress, supporting actor and supporting actress. Most years, the number of poll takers with perfect scores ranges from zero to six.

So this year, the bar is set pretty high. Will 20 or more people be perfect in their predictions again this year?

It’s time to find out. The Oscar nominations were announced Thursday, and our poll is now online and ready for voters.

But you might want to take some time to study the field. You have until Feb. 20 to vote at pressherald.com/yourpicks. The poll is online only.

If you do well, you could win a prize. Movie-related prizes (tickets, maybe?) will be awarded at random to people who do the best in our poll.

Last year, most of the major Oscars went to actors and films that cleaned up at other awards shows, so it helps to monitor those.

This year, the field of nominees seems to be heavy on serious and smaller-budget films and light on traditional blockbusters. Films like “Birdman,” “Whiplash,” and “The Theory of Everything” certainly don’t fit the blockbuster mold, but all three were nominated for best picture and a bunch of other awards.

The Oscars will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 22, and televised live on ABC at 7 p.m. The results of our poll will be reported in Audience on March 1.