Original Screenplay -
Favorite: Django Unchained at 5/4
Next Best: Zero Dark Thirty at 7/4
This race is absoltuely too close to call. Personally, I don't think Quentin Tarantino has ever been less deserving of an Oscar, but maybe the Academy has decided he's been robbed too many times in the past.
Adapted Screenplay -
Favorite: Argo at 8/11
Next Best: Lincoln at 6/4
Another one that's verging on a dead heat, the award for Best Adapted Screenplay could be a predictor of the eventual winner of Best Picture, which has become a race between Argo and Lincoln.
Favorite: Life of Pi at 1/10
Next Best: Skyfall at 7/1
Life of Pi is a Mortal Lock to win for Best Cinematography. After all, it's the only movie nominated that was shot in 3D, and that has to count for something.