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Here are the names we think will trip off Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone's lips when they announce this year's Academy Award nominations on Thursday

• Xan Brooks looks ahead to the Bafta and Oscar nominations

Best picture

Argo

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Zero Dark Thirty

Moonrise Kingdom

Les Miserables

Silver Linings Playbook

Beasts of the Southern Wild

The Master

Wild card: Amour

Best original screenplay

Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)

Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty)

Rian Johnson (Looper)

Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom)

Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)

Wild card: John Gatins, (Flight)

Best adapted screenplay

Tony Kushner (Lincoln)

Chris Terrio (Argo)

David O Russell and Matthew Quick (Silver Linings Playbook)

Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Tom Stoppard (Anna Karenina)

Wild card: Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

Best director

Ben Affleck (Argo)

Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty »

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