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We’re not much for Oscar-watching, but by now the field has narrowed enough for us to make the following prediction: There will be at least one glorious ‘stache on the red carpet, courtesy of Lee Daniels.

The man who directed Precious has been making the publicity rounds for months now, but every time he shows up on daytime TV, his badass horseshoe mustache overwhelms just about everything he says, shining forth like he’s the second coming of Melvin van Peebles. Even if he doesn’t take home anything, a few primetime cutaways to a mustached man in a tuxedo should be enough to keep the soupcatcher revival going through the summer.

As for the Best Picture race…he’s got a lot of institutional support.

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