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Oscars 2013 predictions: Who will bag the Academy award?
New Delhi, February 20, 2013
First Published: 17:08 IST(20/2/2013)
Last Updated: 17:50 IST(20/2/2013)
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

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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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.

Which film will bag the Best Picture Oscar?

Who'll win the Best Actor Oscar?

Who'll win the Best Actress Oscar?

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