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Oscar picks

Still need to fill out that ballot for your office Oscar pool? Not sure who will take home the trophy Sunday night? Well, look no further. Here are Times critics Kenneth Turan’s and Carina Chocano’s Academy Award predictions -- plus a look at whom they would reward with a little golden statuette if they could.

Kenneth Turan

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Should win: “Michael Clayton”

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Will win: “No Country for Old Men”

Actor

Should win: Daniel Day-Lewis

(“There Will Be Blood”)

Will win: Daniel Day-Lewis

Actress

Should win: Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”)

Will win: Julie Christie (“Away From Her”)

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Supporting actor

Should win: Tom Wilkinson (“Michael Clayton”)

Will win: Javier Bardem

(“No Country for Old Men”)

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Supporting actress

Should win: Tilda Swinton (“Michael Clayton”)

Will win: Tilda Swinton

Director

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Should win: Joel and Ethan Coen

(“No Country for Old Men”)

Will win: Joel and Ethan Coen

Animated feature

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Should win: “Ratatouille”

Will win: “Ratatouille”

Cinematography

Should win: Janusz Kaminski

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(“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”)

Will win: Robert Elswit (“There Will Be Blood”)

Documentary

Should win: “Taxi to the Dark Side”

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Will win: “No End in Sight”

(long shot: “War/Dance”)

Adapted screenplay

Should win: Joel and Ethan Coen

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(“No Country for Old Men”)

Will win: Joel and Ethan Coen

Original screenplay

Should win: Tony Gilroy (“Michael Clayton”)

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Will win: Diablo Cody (“Juno”)

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Carina Chocano

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Should win: “There Will Be Blood”

Will win: “There Will Be Blood”

Actor

Should win: Daniel Day-Lewis

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Will win: Daniel Day-Lewis

Actress

Should win: Laura Linney (“The Savages”)

or Marion Cotillard

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Will win: Julie Christie

Supporting actor

Should win: Philip Seymour Hoffman

(“Charlie Wilson’s War”)

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Will win: Javier Bardem

Supporting actress

Should win: Tilda Swinton

Will win: Cate Blanchett (“I’m Not There”)

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Director

Should win: Julian Schnabel

(“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”)

Will win: Joel and Ethan Coen

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Animated feature

Should win: “Ratatouille”

Will win: “Ratatouille”

Cinematography

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Should win: Janusz Kaminski

(“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”)

Will win: Seamus McGarvey (“Atonement”)

Documentary

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Should win: “No End in Sight” or “Sicko”

Will win: “No End in Sight”

Adapted screenplay

Should win: Ronald Harwood

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(“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”)

Will win: Joel and Ethan Coen

Original screenplay

Should win: Tamara Jenkins (“The Savages”)

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or Brad Bird (“Ratatouille”)

Will win: Diablo Cody


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