At this stage of the Oscar race, Jeff Bridges ('Crazy Heart') has taken the momentum away from former front-runner George Clooney ('Up in the Air') for Best Actor, but some in Hollywood sense growing support for newcomer Jeremy Renner ('The Hurt Locker'). Meanwhile, first-time Oscar nominee Sandra Bullock ('The Blind Side') and 16-time nominee (and two-time winner) Meryl Streep are in a tight race for Best Actress.

In this dueling blog, Moviefone Oscarologist Jack Mathews and indeWire's Anne Thompson consider the odds of a Renner upset and another Streep defeat.
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