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Oscars 2013 predictions: Who will bag the Academy award?

  • Hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 20, 2013 17:50 IST
  • The Oscar statuette is viewed at the Samuel Goldwyn Theartre in Beverly Hills, California. The famous golden statuettes, to be handed out on February 24. AFP Photo

    Oscar 2013 nominations ceremony

    The Oscar statuette is viewed at the Samuel Goldwyn Theartre in Beverly Hills, California. The famous golden statuettes, to be handed out on February 24. AFP Photo

  • Anne Hathaway has been nominated for best supporting actress for her role in Les Miserables. AP Photo/Starpix

    Oscar 2013 nominations ceremony

    Anne Hathaway has been nominated for best supporting actress for her role in Les Miserables. AP Photo/Starpix

  • The Oscar nominees for Best Actress are announced by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone at the Samuel Goldwyn Theartre in Beverly Hills, California. AFP Photo

    Oscar 2013 nominations ceremony

    The Oscar nominees for Best Actress are announced by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone at the Samuel Goldwyn Theartre in Beverly Hills, California. AFP Photo

  • This publicity film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Jacki Weaver and Robert De Niro in Silver Linings Playbook. Weaver and De Niro were nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress and actor for their roles in Silver Linings Playbook. AP Photo

    Oscar 2013 nominations ceremony

    This publicity film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Jacki Weaver and Robert De Niro in Silver Linings Playbook. Weaver and De Niro were nominated for an...

  • A giant screen shows the Oscar nominees for Best Picture at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. AFP Photo

    Oscar 2013 nominations ceremony

    A giant screen shows the Oscar nominees for Best Picture at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. AFP Photo

  • Jessica Chastain has been nominated for best actress for her role in Zero Dark Thirty for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills, California. Reuters file photo

    Oscar 2013 nominations ceremony

    Jessica Chastain has been nominated for best actress for her role in Zero Dark Thirty for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills, California. Reuters file...

  • Naomi Watts has been nominated for best actress for her role in The Impossible for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills, California. Reuters file photo

    Oscar 2013 nominations ceremony

    Naomi Watts has been nominated for best actress for her role in The Impossible for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills, California. Reuters file photo

  • Denzel Washington has been nominated for best actor for his role in Flight for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills. The Oscars will be presented in Hollywood, California. Reuters Photo

    Oscar 2013 nominations ceremony

    Denzel Washington has been nominated for best actor for his role in Flight for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills. The Oscars will be presented in...

  • Joaquin Phoenix has been nominated for best actor for his role in The Master for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills, California. Reuters file photo

    Oscar 2013 nominations ceremony

    Joaquin Phoenix has been nominated for best actor for his role in The Master for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills, California. Reuters file photo

  • In this photo released by Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., Jessica Chastain (C) plays a role in Columbia Pictures

    Oscar 2013 nominations ceremony

    In this photo released by Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., Jessica Chastain (C) plays a role in Columbia Pictures' new thriller, Zero Dark Thirty. AP Photo

  • This publicity film image released by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox shows Daniel Day-Lewis portraying Abraham Lincoln in the film Lincoln. AP Photo

    Oscar 2013 nominations ceremony

    This publicity film image released by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox shows Daniel Day-Lewis portraying Abraham Lincoln in the film Lincoln. AP Photo

  • The Oscar nominees for best actor are announced by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone at the Samuel Goldwyn Theartre in Beverly Hills, California. AFP Photo

    Oscar 2013 nominations ceremony

    The Oscar nominees for best actor are announced by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone at the Samuel Goldwyn Theartre in Beverly Hills, California. AFP Photo

  • Hugh Jackman has been nominated for best actor for his role in Les Miserables for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills. Reuters file photo

    Oscar 2013 nominations ceremony

    Hugh Jackman has been nominated for best actor for his role in Les Miserables for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills. Reuters file photo

  • The Oscar nominees for best supporting actress are announced by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone at the Samuel Goldwyn Theartre in Beverly Hills, California. AFP Photo

    Oscar 2013 nominations ceremony

    The Oscar nominees for best supporting actress are announced by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone at the Samuel Goldwyn Theartre in Beverly Hills, California. AFP Photo

  • The Oscar nominees for best supporting actors are announced by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone at the Samuel Goldwyn Theartre in Beverly Hills, California. AFP Photo

    Oscar 2013 nominations ceremony

    The Oscar nominees for best supporting actors are announced by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone at the Samuel Goldwyn Theartre in Beverly Hills, California. AFP Photo

  • This undated publicity film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Bryan Cranston (L) as Jack OíDonnell and Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez in Argo, a rescue thriller about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. AP Photo

    Oscar 2013 nominations ceremony

    This undated publicity film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Bryan Cranston (L) as Jack OíDonnell and Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez in Argo, a rescue thriller...

  • Amy Adams has beem nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in The Master. AP file photo

    Oscar 2013 nominations ceremony

    Amy Adams has beem nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in The Master. AP file photo

As the Academy awards ceremony closes in, we take you through the Oscar nominees and nominations. And you tell us who you think will win the prestigious and highly-coveted award this year.

Best Picture category
This category has a lot of films with a number of nominations. However, some of the stronger contenders are biopic Lincoln (12 nominations), visually appealing Life of Pi (11 nominations) and even the Robert DeNiro-starrer Silver Linings Playbook (8 nominations)

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Oscar

Actor in leading role

Critics called Daniel Day-Lewis the backbone of Lincoln for his portrayal of the assasinated US president. Hugh Jackman, too, was critically acclaimed for his resentful and rebellious character in Les Misérables.

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Actress in leading role

Jessica Chastain has been widely praised for her role of Maya, a key officer in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty. The other two notable nominees in this category are the 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild and the 85-year-old Emmanuelle Riva in Amour.

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Still can't decide? Check out our Oscar special to know more about the awards and the nominations.



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