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article imageMark Wahlberg claims he's been told who Oscar winners are

By Marcus Hondro     Feb 24, 2012 in Entertainment
It may be this falls under the category of having our collective legs pulled but Mark Wahlberg has told the world, through the Huffington Post U.K., that he is privy to whom will be taking home an Oscar on Sunday.
Wahlberg, who stars in the recently-released 'Contraband', doesn't say he knows the winners through any contacts in the film world, he would naturally have many there, but through his contacts at PriceWaterhouseCooper (PwC), the auditing firm that tabulates the Oscar votes and certifies results for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
'The Artist' and 'The Help' are big winners: Wahlberg
Dubious claim? Seems so, especially given PwC depends upon their reputation and, in an earlier incarnation of the company, has been doing the Oscar job since 1934. However, for the record here are some of his claims, given out after telling Huffington U.K. that "'s not a matter of who I want to win, it's who I know is going to win."
'The Artist' gets the Oscar for Best Picture and the film's star, Jean Dujardin, will, Wahlberg says he knows, beat George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman and Demian Bichir for Actor in a Leading Role. 'The Help' wins Oscars for cast members Viola Davis (Actress in a Leading Role) and Octavia Spencer (Actress in a Supporting Role). The Actor in a Supporting Role Oscar will go to Christopher Plummer for 'Beginners.'
The star of 'The Fighter' says that he knows the Martin Scorsese film 'Hugo' will win Oscars for Best Costume, Production and Cinematography. For whatever reason, the other one he recalled was that 'Transformers' gets the Oscar for Best Sound Editing.
Wahlberg, nominated for an Oscar for the film 'The Departed' in 2006, says he will not be in L.A. Sunday night but rather in Paris. He does not, it would seem, need to be there anyhow, given that he already knows who the winners will be. Unless, of course, he's pulling our collective legs.
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