We all know Elton John isn’t afraid to give his opinion on matters from music to movies to politics. So I’m always interested in what he, a past Oscar winner of course, has to say about the Academy Award contenders. For the second year in a row, EW has partnered with the Elton John AIDS Foundation to create video clips that will play inside the EJAF’s Academy Awards Viewing Party. Attendees at the event will hear Sir Elton dish on all the major Oscar races and which films and actors are his favorites. Here are two snippets in which we discuss the Best Actress and Best Song lineups. Anyone who’s been reading my awards coverage since Cannes will understand how delighted I am when he mentions his personal choice for Best Actress.

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