But O'Neill is convinced it will be Spielberg's movie-- about the hunt for the killers of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics--that will claim the big prize.
He says, "It's the lead pony in this upcoming Oscar derby."
Meanwhile, O'Neill and his online critics consortium, favor Tommy Lee Jones to beat Jake Gyllenhaal (Jarhead), Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote) and Joaquin Phoenix's turn as Johnny Cash (Walk the Line) to the Best Actor prize for his role in Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.
Theron will compete with Judi Dench (Mrs. Henderson Presents), Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman (Transamerica), Diane Keaton (The Family Stone) and Ziyi Zhang (Memoirs of a Geisha) for the award.
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