I've been following the Oscars religiously since I was 12 in 1982 and I think this is the lamest lineup of nominees in my memory.
Lincoln vs Argo vs Sliver Linings Playbook for Best Picture? Zzzzzz. All 3 are good, but not great. The only truly great film nominated (out of 9, no less) is Amour and it doesn't stand a chance.
Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Actor? Ok, he's great, astonishing, even, but this will be his third and I really can't get excited about that.
Jennifer Lawrence for Best Actress? I like her, she's good in the film, but while her win won't be the worst thing that ever happened, her performance simply pales next to Emmanuelle Riva and even Naomi Watts. Oh, well, at least it won't be Jessica "I lack charisma" Chastain or Qubooboo.
Best Supporting Actor? Honestly, I don't care. In fact, does anybody care about this category? Remember back to the year the Academy had 5 previous winners present the acting awards -- this was the only category that did NOT get a standing ovation. And now we have 5 previous winners competing for the award. So nobody will care again.
Anne Hathaway for Best Supporting Actress? No. Just. No.