5suppactor_big Suddenly this race has softened up. Miyavi doesn't have the impact in "Unbroken" that people were buzzing about early on (though he's fine -- it's just not that kind of performance). Josh Brolin is lingering but will the Academy be able to penetrate "Inherent Vice?" And Christoph Waltz could frankly, well, waltz in with his usual shtick. A guy like Ethan Hawke, who once seemed a mere dark horse, looks like a positive lock against what this category has become this season. But it's all about Simmons and Norton...

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