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FEINBERG FORECAST: Christopher Plummer, Glenn Close, Brad Pitt, Viola Davis, Leonardo DiCaprio in Hunt for First Oscars

The vast majority of this year's contenders have now been seen by the press.

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BEST PICTURE
Frontrunners
War Horse (Disney, 12/28, TBA, teaser)
J. Edgar (Warner Brothers, 11/11, R, trailer)
The Artist (The Weinstein Company, 11/23, TBA, trailer)
Midnight in Paris (Sony Pictures Classics, 5/20, PG-13, trailer)
The Help (Disney, 8/12, PG-13, trailer)
Moneyball (Columbia, 9/23, TBA, trailer)
The Descendants (Fox Searchlight, 11/23, R, trailer)
The Ides of March (Sony, 10/14, TBA, trailer)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Warner Brothers, 12/25, TBA, trailer)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Focus Features, 12/9, TBA, trailer)
Major Threats
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Sony, 12/21, TBA, trailer)
The Tree of Life (Fox Searchlight, 5/27, PG-13, trailer)
My Week With Marilyn (The Weinstein Company, 11/4, TBA, TBA)
Carnage (Sony Pictures Classics, 11/18, TBA, trailer)
50/50 (Summit, 9/30, R, trailer)
The Iron Lady (The Weinstein Company, 12/21, TBA, teaser)
Like Crazy (Paramount Vantage, 10/28, PG-13, trailer)
We Bought a Zoo (20th Century Fox, 12/23, TBA, trailer)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2 (Warner Brothers, 7/15, PG-13, trailer)
The Adventures of Tintin (Paramount, 12/23, TBA, trailer)
Possibilities
Hugo (Paramount, 11/23, TBA, trailer)
A Dangerous Method (Sony Pictures Classics, 11/23, TBA, trailer)
Young Adult (Paramount, 12/9, TBA, trailer)
Coriolanus (The Weinstein Company, 12/2, TBA, trailer)
The Rum Diary (FilmDistrict, 10/28, TBA, trailer)
The Way (Producers Distribution Agency, 10/7, TBA, trailer)
Super 8 (Paramount, 6/10, PG-13, trailer)
Martha Marcy May Marlene (Fox Searchlight, 10/7, TBA, trailer)
Take Shelter (Sony Pictures Classics, 10/7, TBA, TBA)
Melancholia (Magnolia, 11/4, TBA, trailer)
In the Land of Blood and Honey (FilmDistrict, 12/23, TBA, TBA)
Still Seeking Domestic Distribution
Take This Waltz

BEST DIRECTOR
Frontrunners
Steven Spielberg (War Horse)
Clint Eastwood (J. Edgar)
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
Bennett Miller (Moneyball)
Major Threats
Alexander Payne (The Descendants)
George Clooney (The Ides of March)
Stephen Daldry (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)
Tate Taylor (The Help)
Tomas Alfredson (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy)
David Fincher (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life)
Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn)
Roman Polanski (Carnage)
Jonathan Levine (50/50)
Phyllida Lloyd (The Iron Lady)
Drake Doremus (Like Crazy)
Cameron Crowe (We Bought a Zoo)
David Yates (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2)
Steven Spielberg (The Adventures of Tintin)
Possibilities
Martin Scorsese (Hugo)
David Cronenberg (A Dangerous Method)
Jason Reitman (Young Adult)
Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus)
Bruce Robinson (The Rum Diary)
Emilio Estevez (The Way)
J.J. Abrams (Super 8)
Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene)
Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter)
Lars von Trier (Melancholia)
Angelina Jolie (In the Land of Blood and Honey)
Pedro Almodovar (The Skin I Live In)
Still Seeking Domestic Distribution
Sarah Polley (Take This Waltz)

BEST ACTOR
Frontrunners
Brad Pitt (Moneyball)
Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar)
George Clooney (The Descendants)
Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
Ryan Gosling (The Ides of March)
Major Threats
Michael Fassbender (Shame)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (50/50)
Michael Shannon (Take Shelter)
Gary Oldman (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy)
Woody Harrelson (Rampart)
Christoph Waltz (Carnage)
John C. Reilly (Carnage)
Anton Yelchin (Like Crazy)
Ryan Gosling (Drive)
Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris)
Daniel Craig (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Matt Damon (We Bought a Zoo)
Jeremy Irvine (War Horse)
Thomas Horn (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)
Possibilities
Johnny Depp (The Rum Diary)
Michael Fassbender (A Dangerous Method)
Demian Bichir (A Better Life)
Rhys Ifans (Anonymous)
Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus)
Paul Giamatti (Win Win)
Antonio Banderas (The Skin I Live In)
Martin Sheen (The Way)
Sam Shepard (Blackthorn)
Tom Hardy (Warrior)
Sean Penn (This Must Be the Place)
Asa Butterfield (Hugo)
David Thewlis (The Lady)
Still Seeking Domestic Distribution
Christopher Plummer (Barrymore)

BEST ACTRESS
Frontrunners
Viola Davis (The Help)
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs)
Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn)
Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

Major Threats
Felicity Jones (Like Crazy)
Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene)
Jodie Foster (Carnage)
Kate Winslet (Carnage)
Keira Knightley (A Dangerous Method)
Charlize Theron (Young Adult)
Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia)
Possibilities
Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre)
Michelle Yeoh (The Lady)
Ellen Barkin (Another Happy Day)
Rachel Weisz (The Whistleblower)
Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin)
Adepero Oduye (Pariah)
Kristin Scott Thomas (Sarah's Key)
Still Seeking Domestic Distribution
Jane Fonda (Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding)
Jennifer Hudson (Winnie)
Michelle Williams (Take This Waltz)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Frontrunners
Christopher Plummer (Beginners)
Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn)
George Clooney (The Ides of March)
Jim Broadbent (The Iron Lady)
Albert Brooks (Drive)
Major Threats
Jonah Hill (Moneyball)
Tom Hanks (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Ides of March)
Armie Hammer (J. Edgar)
John Hawkes (Martha Marcy May Marlene)
Nick Nolte (Warrior)
Brad Pitt (The Tree of Life)
Possibilities
Viggo Mortensen (A Dangerous Method)
Thomas Haden Church (We Bought a Zoo)
Andy Serkis (Rise of the Planet of the Apes)
Jeffrey Wright (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)
Patton Oswalt (Young Adult)
Richard Jenkins (The Rum Diary)
Aaron Eckhart (The Rum Diary)
Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About Kevin)
Still Seeking Domestic Distribution
Terrence Howard (Winnie)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Frontrunners
Berenice Bejo (The Artist)
Vanessa Redgrave (Coriolanus)
Octavia Spencer (The Help)
Judi Dench (My Week with Marilyn)
Evan Rachel Wood (The Ides of March)

Major Threats
Shailene Woodley (The Descendants)
Sandra Bullock (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)
Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs)
Carey Mulligan (Shame)
Jessica Chastain (The Help)
Naomi Watts (J. Edgar)
Emily Watson (War Horse)
Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids)
Possibilities
Judi Dench (J. Edgar)
Scarlett Johansson (We Bought a Zoo)
Anna Kendrick (50/50)
Andrea Riseborough (W.E)
Alexandra Roach (The Iron Lady)
Charlotte Rampling (Melancholia)
Judy Greer (The Descendants)
Kim Wayans (Pariah)
Still Seeking Domestic Distribution
Judy Davis (The Eye of the Storm)
Charlotte Rampling (The Eye of the Storm)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Frontrunners
Richard Curtis, Lee Hall (War Horse)
Tate Taylor (The Help)
Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian (Moneyball)
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash (The Descendants)
George Clooney, Grant Heslov (The Ides of March)

Major Threats
Eric Roth (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)
Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy)
Steven Zaillian (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Roman Polanski (Carnage)
Cameron Crowe, Aline Brosh McKenna (We Bought a Zoo)
Christopher Hampton (A Dangerous Method)
Pedro Almodovar (The Skin I Live In)
Possibilities
John Logan (Hugo)
John Logan (Coriolanus)
Bruce Robinson (The Rum Diary)
Emilio Estevez (The Way)
Lars von Trier (Melancholia)
John Banville, Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs)
James Ellroy, Oren Moverman (Rampart)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Frontrunners
Dustin Lance Black (J. Edgar)
Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady)
Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life)
Major Threats
Adrian Hodges (My Week with Marilyn)
Will Reiser (50/50)
Drake Doremus, Ben York Jones (Like Crazy)
Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids)
Diablo Cody (Young Adult)
Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter)
Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy Mae Marlene)
Possibilities
Tom McCarthy, Joe Tiboni (Win Win)
J.J. Abrams (Super 8)
Dee Rees (Pariah)
Mike Mills (Beginners)
Angelina Jolie (In the Land of Blood and Honey)
Still Seeking Domestic Distribution
Sarah Polley (Take This Waltz)

BEST ANIMATED FILM (FEATURE)
Frontrunners
The Adventures of Tintin (Paramount, 12/23, TBA, trailer)
Rango (Paramount, 3/4, PG, trailer)
Happy Feet 2 (Warner Brothers, 11/18, TBA, TBA, trailer)
Cars 2 (Disney, 6/24, TBA, trailer)
Arthur Christmas (Sony, 11/23, TBA, trailer)

Major Threats
Puss in Boots (DreamWorks, 11/4, TBA, trailer)
Rio (20th Century Fox, 4/15, G, trailer)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked (20th Century Fox, 12/11, TBA, TBA)
Winnie the Pooh (Disney, 7/15, G, trailer)
Possibilities
Kung Fu Panda 2 (DreamWorks, 5/26, PG, trailer)
The Smurfs (Sony, 7/29, TBA, trailer)
The Lion of Judah (Animated Family Films, 6/3, TBA, trailer)
Still Seeking Domestic Distribution
The Dreaming Machine
The Rabbi's Cat
Tales of the Night

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM (FEATURE)
Frontrunners
Project Nim (Roadside Attractions, 7/8, PG-13, trailer)
Buck (IFC Films, 6/17, PG, trailer)
Senna (Producers Distribution Agency, 8/12, PG-13, trailer)
The Interrupters (The Cinema Guild, TBA, TBA, TBA)

If a Tree Falls (Oscilloscope, 6/22, TBA, trailer)
Major Threats
Into the Abyss (Sundance Selects, 11/?, TBA, TBA)
Magic Trip (Magnolia, 8/5, TBA, trailer)
Koran by Heart (HBO Documentary Films, TBA, TBA, TBA)
Page One: Inside the New York Times (Magnolia, 6/24, TBA, trailer)
Hell and Back Again (New Video, TBA, TBA, TBA)
Tabloid (Sundance Selects, 7/15, R, trailer)
Pearl Jam Twenty (Abramorama, ?/?, R, trailer)
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (Submarine Entertainment, TBA, TBA)
Possibilities
Bobby Fischer Against the World (HBO Documentary Films, TBA, TBA, TBA)
The Whale (Paladin, TBA, TBA, TBA)
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (Sundance Selects, TBA, TBA, TBA)
The Bully Project (The Weinstein Company, TBA, TBA, TBA)
Revenge of the Electric Car (Westmidwest Productions, TBA, TBA, trailer)
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (Sony Pictures Classics, 4/22, PG-13, trailer)
African Cats (Disney, 4/22, G, trailer)
Life in a Day (National Geographic, 7/24, TBA, TBA)
Still Seeking Domestic Distribution
Bombay Beach (TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA)
The Carrier (TBA, TBA, TBA, trailer)
Footnote (TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA)
Into the Abyss (TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA)