Right now ABC's Chris Connelly is here with his take on. Who will be in the running Chris has the big question at a -- absolutely right any time was when Academy Award nominations went to quirky... See More
Right now ABC's Chris Connelly is here with his take on. Who will be in the running Chris has the big question at a -- absolutely right any time was when Academy Award nominations went to quirky foreign films and up from nowhere actors. Not this year big audience pictures are back in the Oscar mix in the announcement this morning. Figures to favor movies that are -- the people by the people and for the people. If you'll pardon my French. -- to use it to -- news. -- this morning she's not the only one. Dan Hathaway lost her long hair but should -- her first Oscar nomination as supporting actress. Her second Oscar night ever for limits -- likely to get a loud chorus of nomination. Including best picture. And I am amazed by hello -- And the best actor nod for you Jack but facing stiff competition from him shall we -- These bleeding Daniel Day-Lewis originally turned down the lead in Lincoln an hour -- so they'll surely be a best actor front runner. Reading Lincoln denominations that ought to include best supporting actress for Sally Field madam president -- things Tommy Lee Jones for supporting actor and best picture -- Critically acclaimed at zero dark thirty taking its viewers inside the hunt for bin Laden should have a multiple nominations according to the location of Osama bin Laden. Most anticipated best actress citation for -- just stayed. Another best director nod for Kathryn Bigelow. Shooting he's an American spy or meanwhile and then -- -- on the third quarter -- this your first nomination for best director thanks to target. A likely academy favorite yeah. I'm probable best -- front runner and Jennifer Lawrence could well represent alongside Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro for silver linings playbook. From sky fall to piece of the southern wild and Helen Hunt in the sessions. The only lives. Possible. Variety of films to. Good reasons to hope. At long last it looks like a big year for big. We still don't know how many movies will be nominated for best picture could be as many as ten. And what's looking like a highly competitive up for grabs here and it's going to be a lot of fun so many people have seen these movies either blockbuster moments I know it's -- tiny little film sister vying for the top spot they're going to be a lot of people talking about me that exciting.
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