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Analyzing tonight's Oscar races: What are the odds?

By Gold Derby News Desk
Feb 24 2013 09:40 am
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The Oscars are tonight, and the tea leaves have been read. Who is ahead to win this year's hotly contested races? Click below for our odds and analyses of each race:

PICTURE
"Argo" is the frontrunner to win

DIRECTOR
Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln") holds narrow lead against Ang Lee ("Life of Pi")

ACTOR
Daniel Day-Lewis ("Lincoln") is far out front

ACTRESS
Jennifer Lawrence ("Silver Linings Playbook") gets the edge

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tommy Lee Jones ("Lincoln") narrowly leads topsy-turvy race

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway ("Les Miserables") is the overwhelming favorite

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
"Django Unchained" leads close race

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
"Argo" takes the lead against "Lincoln"

ANIMATED FEATURE
"Wreck-It Ralph" gets best odds

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
"Searching for Sugar Man" heavily favored to win

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
"Amour" expected to dominate the race

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Claudio Miranda will win his first Oscar for "Life of Pi"

COSTUME DESIGN
Jacqueline Durran will win for dressing "Anna Karenina"

EDITING
William Goldenberg the frontrunner for "Argo," also the spoiler for "Zero Dark Thirty"

MAKEUP/HAIR
"The Hobbit" will prevail in close race against "Les Miserables"

PRODUCTION DESIGN
"Anna Karenina" ahead, but "Les Mis" could upset

SCORE
First-time nominee Mychael Danna will win for "Life of Pi"

SONG
Grammy-winner Adele will add Oscar to her mantel for "Skyfall"

SOUND EDITING
"Life of Pi" will beat "Zero Dark Thirty" by a nose

SOUND MIXING
Live singing will push "Les Miserables" to a win

VISUAL EFFECTS
CGI ocean and animals put "Life of Pi" far ahead of the pack

ANIMATED SHORT
"Paperman" will put Disney back in winner's circle

DOCUMENTARY SHORT
"Open Heart" will overtake "Inocente," "Mondays at Racine"

LIVE ACTION SHORT
"Curvew" expected to prevail against dark field of nominees

 

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