Oscar nominations: Who will take home gold?

The Oscar nominations are out, but who is most likely to take home gold?

Following the nominations featured on "CBS This Morning," Nancy O'Dell, host of "Entertainment Tonight," said George Clooney is clearly a "shoo-in" for Best Actor for his father role in "The Descendants."

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"Hugo," "The Artist" lead this year's Oscar race
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"He won both the Golden Globe, Critics Choice Awards, which I think is a clear precursor," O'Dell said.

"And Hollywood likes George," co-host Charlie Rose said.

Kurt Andersen, host of "Studio 360" on public radio, said the top nominations -- for "Hugo" (11 nods) and "The Artist" (10 nods) -- celebrate nostalgia and a love of film.

"(These movies show) an intense nostalgia of a past, fantasy life of movies, absolutely," Andersen said. "'The Descendants' and 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,' (the surprise nomination), are about the only movies in there that are realistic dramas about the present-day."

Those nostalgic films are good bets, Andersen said. "The Artist" -- a black-and-white and mostly silent film about a movie star -- is a frontrunner, but added that the field is wide open.

"I could pick five or six movies out of the Best Picture list that might win," he said.

For more on the competition, who was snubbed -- including Leonardo DiCaprio -- and who will likely take home Best Actress gold, click on the video in the player above.

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