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Heatmeter: 'Argo' and Jennifer Lawrence lead the Oscar pack
Heatmeter: 'Argo' and Jennifer Lawrence lead the Oscar pack

A flurry of ceremonies over the last 2 1/2 weeks -- the Golden Globes, the Producers Guild prizes and the Screen Actors Guild awards -- has separated pretender from contender in Hollywood's 2012-13 awards season. According to the L.A. Times HeatMeter, which measures the overall traction of personalities and films, a number of things are coming into focus. (The Times' Data Desk compiles rankings based on a formula of nominations and wins; see key below.) The lead actor category has become a one-man field thanks to the dominance of "Lincoln" lead Daniel Day-Lewis. In the supporting actress category, Anne Hathaway of "Les Miserables" has 117 points -- more than...

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