Awards

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Jon Voight

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OSCAR QUOTIENT PROS: A three-time nom, he is always in high regard with voters. CONS: Perf could be regarded as an impression. Jon Voight recalls being interviewed by the late Howard Cosell. He doesn…

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Julie Andrews

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OSCAR QUOTIENT PROS: Who wouldn’t want to see Julie Andrews walk down the red carpet? CONS: Lightweight film in an extremely tough category this year. To many, British star Julie Andrews embodies…

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Maggie Smith

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OSCAR QUOTIENT PROS: The Acad loves a British Dame. CONS: Watch out for “Gosford Park’s” other secret weapon, Helen Mirren. Also, A-list ensemble cast may divide votes. Brit actress Maggie Smith has…

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Jennifer Connelly

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OSCAR QUOTIENT PROS: Built strong buzz for “Requiem ” and is receiving raves for “Mind.” CONS: With Crowe’s nom a sure thing, can the film support two nods? Jennifer Connelly considers the 1997 birth…

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Marisa Tomei

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OSCAR QUOTIENT PROS: Conveys joy of true love, damn what the neighbors think. CONS: Possibility of getting overlooked alongside powerful perfs from Sissy Spacek and Tom Wilkinson. Playing a woman…

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Frances McDormand

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OSCAR QUOTIENT PROS: Role is a far cry from her previous Oscar work. CONS: Will her part be considered too small? In “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” Frances McDormand plays Doris, the woman married to…

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War and remembrance

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Rare is the Oscar year when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences heaps acclaim on a movie that reminds viewers of war, especially if it's a war that the U.S. has just endured.

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