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Who should and will win the Oscar

This year's Oscar campaign was two weeks longer than usual, since the Academy moved up its nominations deadline without moving up the actual Oscar ceremony. Whether the length of the campaigns had any effect on the Oscar outcomes will only be known come Sunday night. The Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress categories look pretty locked up but there's still a chance for some movement in the other top categories.

Here's hoping there will be at least a few surprises.

Best Supporting Actor
tom bestpicture Will Win: Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Should Win: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Alan Arkin, Argo
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Best Supporting Actress
tom bestpicture Will & Should Win:
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field Lincoln
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor
tom bestpicture Will Win: Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln
Should Win:Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Denzel Washington, Flight
Best Actress
tom bestpicture Will win:
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Should Win:
Quvenzhane Wallis,
Beasts of the Southern Wild

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Best Director
tom bestpicture Will win: Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Should Win: Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Michael Haneke, Amour
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Picture
tom bestpicture Will win: Argo
Should Win: Django Unchained
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

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Tom Tangney is the co-host of The Tom and Curley Show on KIRO Radio and resident enthusiast of...everything. As the film and media critic on the Morning News on KIRO Radio, he espouses his love for books, movies, TV, art, pop culture, politics, sports, and Husky football.


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