02/24/2012 07:07 am ET Updated Apr 25, 2012

Visiting The Sets Of This Year's Best Picture Nominees (PHOTOS)

In our romanticized and admittedly naive fantasy about life as a movie star, nothing is as unquestionably glamorous as traveling around the world on location. But considering that central casting hasn't yet discovered us, we'll make do by traveling in the footsteps of the best picture nominees for the 84th Academy Awards, airing this Sunday.

From sipping soda at the Jackson, Mississippi café visited by Hilly Holbrook (Bryce Dallas Howard) and her friends in The Help to charging an ATV through the Kauai ranch owned by Matt King (George Clooney) in The Descendants, our transporting list of film locations puts you in the center of the action.

Due to a change in voting rules this year, the Academy nominated only nine films instead of the usual 10, so we conclude our list with a roundup of Oscar rejects redeemed only by their gold-statuette-worthy settings. Unsung location scouts, we salute you. From ShermansTravel's Top 10 Oscar Film Locations.

Top 10 Oscar Film Locations