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We put odds on who'll win Oscars

Who will win and why? Entertainment Weekly’s guide to the six major races

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Chicago, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones: AFP PHOTO/AMPAS/NewsCom

We put odds on who’ll win Oscars

With the stage set for some of the closest competition in Oscar history, this year — more than ever — you may need some help with your office pool. So we’ve conferred with Academy members, studied the myriad pre-Oscar awards, and added a dash of (obsessively informed) guesswork to predict the winners. Take a virtual spin of the roulette wheel on the following pages and find out how we see Oscar’s fate.

Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs of New York
Image credit: Daniel Day-Lewis (Gangs of New York): Mario Tursi

Best Actor

We put odds on who’ll win Best Actor

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Nicole Kidman, The Hours
Image credit: Nicole Kidman: Clive Coote

Best Actress

We put odds on who’ll win Best Actress

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Chris Cooper, Adaptation
Image credit: Chris Cooper (Adaptation): Ben Kaller

Best Supporting Actor

We put odds on who’ll win Best Supporting Actor

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Chicago, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Image credit: Catherine Zeta Jones (Chicago): David James

Best Supporting Actress

We put odds on who’ll win Best Supporting Actress

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Rob Marshall
Image credit: Rob Marshall (Chicago): David James

Best Director

We put odds on who’ll win Best Director

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Richard Gere, Chicago
Image credit: Richard Gere in Chicago: David James

Best Picture

We put odds on who’ll win Best Picture

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