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Oscar buzz-o-meter

We look award chances for Ruby Dee, ”Michael Clayton,” and other contenders

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No Country for Old Men
Odds: Up It won the top prizes from SAG, Directors Guild, Producers Guild, and broadcast critics. The last film to do so? The Oscar-sweeping Return of the King.

Julian Schnabel
Odds: Up Thanks, Sean Young! Although she interrupted his DGA nomination speech, many think the Diving Bell director actually won the award. That can’t hurt.

Michael Clayton
Odds: Down Its record at the Globes, SAG, DGA, PGA, and Critics Choice: 0 for 14. Will the Best Picture nominee go home empty-handed Feb. 24? Say it ain’t so, Oscar.

Ruby Dee
Odds: Up She’s no front-runner, but the Supporting Actress race got a lot tighter when she shocked Cate Blanchett and Amy Ryan with a win at the SAG Awards.

Fashion designers
Odds: Up Don’t tell Björk (or her swan), but the ceremony seems to be on and red-carpet dressmakers are jockeying for anyone who has never worn a feathered friend.