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Oscar-Winner "Will Be"s and "Should Be"s

Hollywood's biggest night is almost here, and the excitement is building ahead of Sunday's 82nd annual Academy Awards presentations.

Most experts say Best Picture will be a showdown between the critically-acclaimed war movie "The Hurt Locker" and James Cameron's blue blockbuster, "Avatar," both of which received nine nominations.

This year also carries plenty of drama and plots and subplots both at the podium and behind-the-scenes.

On "The Early Show Saturday Edition", highly-respected film critics A.O. "Tony" Scott and Michael Phillips, of the long-running syndicated hit, "At the Movies," gazed into their crystal balls to say who they think will win, and who should win. They also had their say on the intrigue surrounding this year's awards.

Scott is also a film critic for The New York Times, and Phillips has that post for the Chicago Tribune.

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A.O. SCOTT'S OSCAR PICKS

Best Supporting Actress:
WILL win: Mo'Nique
SHOULD win: Anna Kendrick

Best Supporting Actor:
WILL win: Christoph Waltz
SHOULD win: Woody Harrelson

Best Actor:
WILL win: Jeff Bridges
SHOULD win: Jeremy Renner

Best Actress:
WILL and SHOULD: Meryl Streep

Best Director:
WILL and SHOULD: Kathryn Bigelow ("Hurt Locker")

Best Picture:
WILL win: "Avatar"
SHOULD win: "Hurt Locker"

MICHAEL PHILLIPS' PICKS

Best Supporting Actress:
WILL and SHOULD win: Mo'Nique

Best Supporting Actor:
WILL and SHOULD: Christoph Waltz

Best Actor:
WILL win: Jeff Bridges
SHOULD win: Colin Firth

Best Actress:
WILL win: Sandra Bullock
SHOULD win: Carey Mulligan

Best Director:
WILL and SHOULD: Kathryn Bigelow

Best Picture:
WILL: "Hurt Locker"
SHOULD: "Up"

To see Scott and Phillips discussing the Oscars, click on the video below:


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