Colin Covert's Oscars Tip Sheet

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  • Star Tribune film critic Colin Covert takes a look at this year's Oscar nominations in five major categories -- and who got robbed. It's all leading up to Hollywood's biggest night. Keep up with the pictures and the people making news in this year's Oscar race.

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Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln"

  • Colin Covert's Oscars tip sheet: Actor

    Article By: COLIN COVERT , Star Tribune Publish January 11, 2013 2:00 AM / Update January 11, 2013 6:20 PM

    Star Tribune film critic Colin Covert takes a look at this year's Oscar nominations for best actor -- and who got robbed. The candidates are: Daniel Day Lewis, "Lincoln"; Denzel Washington, "Flight"; Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"; Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook", and Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master." | Read our complete Oscars coverage.

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Stationed in a covert base overseas, Jessica Chastain plays a member o...

  • Colin Covert's Oscars tip sheet: Actress

    Article By: COLIN COVERT , Star Tribune Publish January 11, 2013 2:00 AM / Update January 10, 2013 12:01 PM

    Star Tribune film critic Colin Covert takes a look at this year's Oscar nominations for best actress -- and who got robbed. The nominees are: Naomi Watts, "The Impossible"; Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"; Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"; Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour", and Quvenzhané Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild."  | Read our complete Oscars coverage.

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Tommy Lee Jones portrays Republican abolitionist and Lincoln antagonist Thaddeus Stevens in "Lincoln."

  • Colin Covert's Oscars tip sheet: Supporting actor

    Article By: COLIN COVERT , Star Tribune Publish January 11, 2013 2:00 AM / Update January 10, 2013 11:01 AM

    Star Tribune film critic Colin Covert takes a look at this year's Oscar nominations for best supporting actor -- and who got robbed. The nominees are: Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"; Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"; Robert De Niro, "Silver Linings Playbook"; Alan Arkin, "Argo", and Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln."  | Read our complete Oscars coverage.

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This film image released by Universal Pictures shows Anne Hathaway as...

  • Colin Covert's Oscars tip sheet: Supporting actress

    Article By: COLIN COVERT , Star Tribune Publish January 11, 2013 2:00 AM / Update January 10, 2013 7:52 AM

    Star Tribune film critic Colin Covert takes a look at this year's Oscar nominations for best supporting actress -- and who got robbed. The nominees are: Sally Field, "Lincoln"; Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"; Jacki Weaver, "Silver Linings Playbook"; Helen Hunt, "The Sessions", and
    Amy Adams, "The Master."  | Read our complete Oscars coverage.

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Quvenzhane Wallis in "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

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