Avatar will beat The Hurt Locker and I will be sad because of it.

Jeff Bridges will get Best Actor.

Ms. Streep better get an Oscar this year. She could lose to Sandra Bullock? Really? She’s been nominated 12-times in a row without a win. 12-times. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12. Not since 1982! Perhaps it’s some weird Hollywood political correctness not to give her the award. “Sorry, she’s too good. It’s not fair to others. Let’s give it to some upstart instead.” Like Cher.

She should’ve won for Doubt, Out of Africa, Marvin’s Room, Silkwood and Devil Wears Prada. Granted Julie & Julia is not her greatest film, but it’s time to stop ignoring this woman.

Kathryn Bigelow for director.

Mo’Nique and Christoph Waltz will get supporting awards. I didn’t even see these movies but the buzz is so ridiculous on both of them, it’s a shoo-in.

I think I may even watch the awards this time. Curious how they’re going to find time to profile all ten best picture candidates and still pass out all that gold. Maybe no music performances this year, yes?