Oscars 2012: Handicapping

BEST PICTURE

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Silver Linings Playbook

Based on the novel by Matthew Quick, "Silver Linings" is about a former teacher (Bradley Cooper) who moves in with his mother and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife after a stint in a mental institution. Directed by David O. Russell ("Three Kings," "The Fighter").

100/1

Life of Pi

Filmed in 3D, this fantasy adventure film follows Pi (Suraj Sharma), who survives the sinking of a frieghter and finds himself on a lifeboat with various animals. Directed by Ang Lee ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," "Brokeback Mountain").

100/1

Zero Dark Thirty

In her followup to "The Hurt Locker," director Kathryn Bigelow directs a thriller about Seal Team Six and its hunt for and execution of terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden.

100/1

Argo

A thriller about the rescue of six US diplomats from Tehran, Iran, during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. Ben Affleck directs and stars.

100/1

Les Miserables

Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackson) is imprisoned for stealing bread and is on the run from Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe), a pursuit that consumes both men's lives until the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris. Directed by Tom Hooper ("The King's Speech").

100/1

Django Unchained

A spaghetti western set in the Old South, in which Django (Jamie Foxx), a freed slave, sets out across the country to rescue his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) from a sadistic plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). Directed by Quentin Tarantino.

100/1

Lincoln

A period biopic based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln," which will focus on the last few months of Lincoln's life. The president is played by Daniel Day-Lewis, and his wife Mary Todd Lincoln is played by Sally Field. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

100/1

Beasts of the Southern Wild

A six-year-old girl named Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) lives with her father Wink (Dwight Henry) in a southern Delta community in this drama, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Benh Zeitlin.

100/1

Amour

The story of a married couple, both in their eighties, who are challenged when she suffers an attack. Directed by Michael Haneke. Won the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

100/1

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