Why it could win: Frank Langella as Nixon and Michael Sheen as Frost. Plus itís based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
Why it could lose: The performances of the principal actors aside, the rest of the movie feels really uneven. It starts well, then drags throughout the middle, then picks itself back up to end with a bang. It also has to compete with Milk, another based-on-true-events movie that stays a bit closer to the true events itís based on.
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