LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Some firsts and other rarities are possible at Sunday night's Academy Awards. But if the Oscars could be just a little less predictable, the show might really be one for the record books.

Ben Affleck's Argo looks like it will uniquely claim best picture without a directing nomination, while Lincoln filmmaker Steven Spielberg and star Daniel Day-Lewis are favored to join exclusive lists of three-time Oscar winners.

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If some longshots came in, the night could produce two more three-time acting winners -- Sally Field from Lincoln and Robert De Niro for Silver Linings Playbook.

\And we could also have the oldest or youngest acting winner ever -- 86-year-old Amour star Emmanuelle Riva and 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis of Beasts of the Southern Wild.

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