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Click through the gallery to see clips from all the nominees, followed by predictions from WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley.

Click through the gallery to see clips from all the nominees, followed by predictions from WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley.
Click through the gallery to see clips from all the nominees, followed by predictions from WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley.
Click through the gallery to see clips from all the nominees, followed by predictions from WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley.
Click through the gallery to see clips from all the nominees, followed by predictions from WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley.
Click through the gallery to see clips from all the nominees, followed by predictions from WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley.
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Click through the gallery to see clips from all the nominees, followed by predictions from WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley.
Who Should Win Chiwetel Ejifor Chiwetel Ejifor is hot off a BAFTA win for best actor and he deserves to win at the Oscars. His performance was the best of the year, but hell most likely have to wait his turn as the Academy looks to honor two overdue fan favorites Leonardo DiCaprio or Matthew McConaughey. Who Could Win Leo DiCaprio Leo DiCaprio had a big year with both The Great Gatsby and The Wolf of Wall Street, and after his Golden Globe win for best actor in a comedy or musical, he could finally get his due after Whats Eating Gilbert Grape, Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, Blood Diamond, The Departed, Revolutionary Road, Shutter Island, Inception and Django Unchained. Who Will Win Matthew McConaughey Just like McConaughey stole the show from Leo in his chest pounding cameo in The Wolf of Wall Street, expect him to steal the Oscar here. Exactly 20 years after Dazed and Confused (1993), McConaughey delivered three strong roles this year, from Wolf to Mud to Dallas Buyers Club, for which he lost tons of weight to play a homophobic man who contracts HIV. After wins at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards, this looks like his year. So in the words of McConaughey with that infectious southern drawl Alright, alright, alright.

Who Should Win: Chiwetel Ejifor

Chiwetel Ejifor is hot off a BAFTA win for best actor and he deserves to win at the Oscars. His performance was the best of the year, but he'll most likely have to "wait his turn" as the Academy looks to honor two overdue fan favorites: Leonardo DiCaprio or Matthew McConaughey.

Who Could Win: Leo DiCaprio

Leo DiCaprio had a big year with both "The Great Gatsby" and "The Wolf of Wall Street," and after his Golden Globe win for best actor in a comedy or musical, he could finally get his due after "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," "Titanic," "Gangs of New York," "The Aviator," "Blood Diamond," "The Departed," "Revolutionary Road," "Shutter Island," "Inception" and "Django: Unchained."

Who Will Win: Matthew McConaughey

Just like McConaughey stole the show from Leo in his chest pounding cameo in "The Wolf of Wall Street," expect him to steal the Oscar here. Exactly 20 years after "Dazed and Confused" (1993), McConaughey delivered three strong roles this year, from "Wolf" to "Mud" to "Dallas Buyers Club," for which he lost tons of weight to play a homophobic man who contracts HIV. After wins at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards, this looks like his year. So in the words of McConaughey with that infectious southern drawl: "Alright, alright, alright."
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