“Mark my words, if Eddie Murphy doesn’t win on Oscar night, it’s because someone worked very hard to take it away from him.” — Anne Thompson writing yesterday on Riskybiz blog. In other words, there’s no way a sizable block of voters might decide on their own that Murphy’s Dreamgirls role and his performing of it aren’t that awesome, or that they simply feel more respectful and supportive of Alan Arkin this year? And there’s no way to express doubts about Murphy’s Oscar worthiness without being a hater and a smear-ist?