Los Angeles (AP) - Some firsts and other rarities are possible at Sunday night's Academy Awards. But if the Oscars could be just a little less predictable, the show might really be one for the record books.
Ben Affleck's "Argo" looks like it will uniquely claim best picture without a directing nomination, while "Lincoln" filmmaker Steven Spielberg and star Daniel Day-Lewis are favored to join exclusive lists of three-time Oscar winners.
If some longshots came in, the night could produce two more three-time acting winners - Sally Field from "Lincoln" and Robert De Niro for "Silver Linings Playbook."
And we could also have the oldest or youngest acting winner ever - 86-year-old "Amour" star Emmanuelle Riva and 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis of "Beasts of the Southern Wild."
And what about host Seth MacFarlane? He’s a classy, low-key guy in person, with an old-fashioned Sinatra-style singing voice that he'll no doubt put to use in a show that’s shaping up as a music-heavy, Broadway-style celebration of cinema.
There are also some local connections to this year's awards ceremony. Fairport native Philip Seymour Hoffman is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a charismatic religious leader in "The Master."
Three RIT alums -- Scott Vosbury, Rich Enders and Jen Stratton -- worked on the visual effects for the film "Life of Pi," which is up for eleven awards including Best Picture.
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