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Oscar Nomination Predictions: Mark Wahlberg Could Get Knocked Out

When the Academy Award nominations are announced on Tuesday morning, there are a few things that you can count on: Colin Firth and “The King’s Speech, Natalie Portman and “ Black Swan ” and Christian Bale and “The Fighter.”But with 10 best picture nominees and a total of 20 acting contenders to be named, there are sure to be some surprises and snubs.As we eagerly await the official announcement, allow me to preview the pictures and performers who will most likely make this year’s Oscar list.BEST PICTURE“Black Swan”“The Fighter”“Inception”“The Kids Are All Right”“The King’s Speech”“127 Hours”“The Social Network”“The Town”“True Grit”“ Toy Story 3”Unlike last year, when no one knew what to expect beyond the five leading contenders, this year’s race seems pretty much decided. The only question seems to be the tenth slot, which I suspect will go to “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle ’s “127 Hours.” Though it didn’t quite live up to expectations, the reviews were excellent, and James...

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