FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 photo, Ben Affleck, nominated for best picture for "Argo," arrives at the 85th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Like almost every awards season, earlier honors have established clear favorites for the top prizes at Sunday's Oscars, where Ben Affleck's CIA thriller “Argo” is expected to take home the best-picture trophy. The 85th Academy Awards are in Los Angeles on Feb. 24. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 photo, Ben Affleck, nominated for best picture for "Argo," arrives at the 85th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Like almost every awards season, earlier honors have established clear favorites for the top prizes at Sunday's Oscars, where Ben Affleck's CIA thriller “Argo” is expected to take home the best-picture trophy. The 85th Academy Awards are in Los Angeles on Feb. 24. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 photo, Ben Affleck, nominated for best picture for "Argo," arrives at the 85th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Like almost every awards season, earlier honors have established clear favorites for the top prizes at Sunday's Oscars, where Ben Affleck's CIA thriller “Argo” is expected to take home the best-picture trophy. The 85th Academy Awards are in Los Angeles on Feb. 24. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)