Final predictions before the big night!

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We’re a few hours away from Hollywood’s biggest night. Are you excited? Little golden men will be handed out to the previous year’s finest cinematic achievements. We’ll cheer, we’ll throw tantrums, we’ll be mesmerized, laugh and maybe cry a little. I can’t wait.

But before we see beautiful people look even more beautiful than usual and before the first envelope is opened on the biggest event of the year, I’d like to share my predictions for those who’ll go home with Oscar and add “Academy Award winner” to their resumés and movie trailers.

Best Picture

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Will win: Argo
Should win: Silver Linings Playbook
Possible upset: Lincoln
Snubs: De Rouille et D’Os, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Best Director

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Will win: Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
Should win: Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Possible upset: Michael Haneke (Amour)
Snubs: Ben Affleck (Argo), Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible)

Best Actor

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Will win: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Should win: Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
Possible upset: Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
Snubs: John Hawkes (The Sessions), Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

Best Supporting Actor

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Will win: Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
Should win: Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
Possible upset: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
Snubs: Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained), Pierce Gagnon (Looper), Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Ewan McGregor (The Impossible), Dwight Henry (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Matthew McConaughey (Killer Joe), Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers)

Best Actress

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Will win: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Should win: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Possible upset: Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)
Snubs: Marion Cotillard (De Rouille et D’os)

Best Supporting Actress

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Will win: Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
Should win: Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
Possible upset: Sally Field (Lincoln)
Snubs: Emily Blunt (Looper), Keira Knightley (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World)

Best Animated Feature

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Will win: Wreck-it Ralph
Should win: Wreck-it Ralph
Possible upset: Brave

Cinematography

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Will win: Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi)
Should win: Roger Deakins (Skyfall)
Possible upset: Roger Deakins (Skyfall)
Snubs: Robert Yeoman (Moonrise Kingdom)

Best Adapted Screenplay

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Will win: Chris Terrio (Argo)
Should win: Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Possible upset: Tony Kushner (Lincoln), David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
Snubs: Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

Best Original Screenplay

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Will win: Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
Should win: Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty)
Possible upset: Michael Haneke (Amour), Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty)
Snubs: Rian Johnson (Looper)

Best Animated Short Film

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Will win: Paperman
Should win: Paperman
Possible upset: Head Over Heels

So, what do you think of my picks? Agree? Disagree? Tell me in the comments!

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