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Which flick will win top Oscar?

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Greg Peck
February 21, 2013

The 85th annual Academy Awards ceremony is Sunday. Hoping to win Best Picture are “Amour,” “Argo,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Django Unchained,” “Les Misérables,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”

My wife and I have seen three of the films in the local theaters—“Life of Pi,” “Les Misérables” and “Lincoln.”

Of the three, I think “Lincoln” has best odds of winning, and I can’t imagine anyone beating Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrayed President Lincoln, for Best Actor. Still, from what I’ve read, the Best Picture Oscar might go to “Argo” or “Zero Dark Thirty.” I wouldn’t mind catching “Argo” this weekend. I also want to see “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” but when we tried to rent it recently, it apparently was in limited release and our store’s lone copy was out.

Have you seen any of these? Which ones, and do you think they’re legitimate contenders? Which actor, actress and director do you think will win?

The ceremony airs on ABC, which will let you make your picks.

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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