Matt DamonThe Oscar nominations are less than 24 hours away, and by now, most of the races have been decided. (Don't believe us? Check out Jack Mathews' comprehensive Oscar predictions.)

Still, one of the best parts about waking up early to watch the noms is the element of surprise. Every so often, voters will throw us an unexpected curveball -- a Keira Knightley in 2005 or a 'City of God' in 2003 -- to keep us guessing through the final stretch of the race.

Will it happen again this year? We'll find out tomorrow. In the meantime, here are five longshot contenders that would make us very happy, should their names be called in the morning.
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