Who's in, who's out and where are the upsets?
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Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"
Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Annie Mumalo, Kristin Wiig, "Bridesmaids"
Tom McCarthy, "Win Win"
Will Reister, "50/50"
Upset contender: J.C. Chandor, "Margin Call," "Asghar Farhadi, "A Separation"
Lowdown: Farhadi's chances of crashing this party are much better than you'd think. The Writer's branch is one of the more progressive wings of the Academy and they like to reward great films the rest of their peers won't.
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