Will Win:Argo. The movie is admired by those in the editing branch of the Academy for its deft blend of thriller and comedy elements, leading to a likely win for William Goldenberg (who shares another nomination in the category for Zero Dark Thirty.)
Runner-Up: Zero Dark Thirty, Dylan Tichenor and Goldenberg.
Surprise: Life of Pi, Tim Squyres
Makeup and Hairstyling
Will Win: Les Miserables. It takes a lot of work to make Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman look as grim and unhealthy as they do in this musical, but Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell could take home the trophy for accomplishing just that.
Runner-Up: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
Surprise: Hitchcock, Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
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