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Armchair critic has support for his speculation

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that three of the five best actor nominees will be minority actors.  Reuters critic Art Spiegelman predicts that Forest Whitaker, Will Smith and Derek Luke (Catch a Fire) will all be nominated.  Whitaker, he argues, leads the pack.  He has Dreamgirls out, which is a surprise.  Yet another critic with the same predictions for best actress. 

BEST PICTURE
1. "Babel"
2. "The Queen"
3. "Flags of Our Fathers"
4. "The Departed"
5. "Volver"

BEST ACTOR
1. Forest Whitaker, "Last King of Scotland"
2. Peter O'Toole, "Venus
3. Derek Luke, "Catch a Fire"
4. Jack Nicholson, "The Departed"
5. Will Smith, "Pursuit of Happyness"

BEST ACTRESS
1. Helen Mirren, "The Queen"
2. Penelope Cruz, "Volver"
3. Kate Winslet, "Little Children"
4. Annette Bening, "Running with Scissors"
5. Meryl Streep, "The Devil Wears Prada"

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