ACADEMY AWARDS: ACTOR1 Will Smith, "The Pursuit...

ACADEMY AWARDS: ACTOR

1 Will Smith, "The Pursuit of Happyness"

2 Peter O'Toole, "Venus"

3 Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland"

4 Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Departed"

5 Leonardo DiCaprio, "Blood Diamond"

The skinny: Will Smith's pursuit of an Oscar heats up, according to some of our Buzzmeter pundits. But can he hold off O'Toole and Whitaker next week? Meanwhile, it's Leo versus Leo for the remaining spots.

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