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This year's Oscar derby gives Keith Simanton (IMDb) a creepy feeling. "It kind of reminds me of when 'Saving Private Ryan' lost to 'Shakespeare in Love'" back in 1998, he says in our webcam chat, noting that this year's race pits "a Spielbergian, historical drama vs. something essentially about putting on a show." -Insertgroups:13- Simanton calls Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" "a masterwork -- it's unimpeachable, great filmmaking," but "Argo" -- a film about sneaky Hollywooders putting on a campy sci-fi show in order to fool Iranians -- suddenly seems to have the mojo, according to the predictions of 22 of the 25 pundits (including Simanton) polled by Gold Derby. He believes Anne Hathaway has Best Supporting Actress in the bag and "Best Actor is Daniel Day-Lewis unless the Mayan apocalypse happens a couple months late. "I think Best Supporting Actor is still pretty open,&qu »


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