Just a few weeks ago, Steven Spielberg’s epic “Lincoln” was considered a lock to win an Oscar for best picture. But after the announcements of the best film winners at the Golden Globes, The Screen Actor’s Guild and The Producer’s Guild, Ben Affleck’s motion picture “Argo” has risen to the top as the picture to beat.
Only Las Vegas still has “Lincoln” as a favorite to nose out “Argo” at the Oscars, but those odds change almost daily. Daniel Day-Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones, however, seem to be sure things for winning best actor and best supporting actor respectively from “Lincoln.”
Jennifer Lawrence’s performance as a troubled young widow in “Silver Linings Playbook” has made her an almost unanimous choice to win best actress at the Oscars, but she will have strong competition from Jessica Chastain as a CIA analyst who helped bring down Osama Bin Laden in “Zero Dark Thirty.”
Anne Hathaway seems the clear choice to win best supporting actress for her performance in “Les Miserables.”
The Oscar telecast is on February 24th on ABC starting at 6 PM CST. The telecast will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane.