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Here's who's going to win all 24 Oscar categories

After six months of campaigning and cajoling and trying to get “City of Stars” out of our heads, the Oscars are finally here. So it’s time for some final predictions for Sunday’s ceremony. Ready? Somebody will mention Donald Trump. Somebody will cry. Somebody will cry while mentioning Donald Trump....

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