As the Oscar steam train gains speed, nearing the platform of hysteria, and ready to make it's way down the ever ending carpet of "who are you are wearing?" I'm jumping on the band wagon and making predictions for the main categories, the nominees can be seen if full here.
Slumdog Millionaire given how many awards it's received already it seems the most likely.
Usually links up with Best Picture so Danny Boyle.
Sean Penn, which may seem an odd choice given Mickey Rourke is favourite, but I think he might just have the edge with the politics of the film.
Kate Winslet, she's been nominated too many times.
Best Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger as Hollywood will want to honour him.
Best supporting Actress
I'm a little unsure on this, but two actress from the same film (Doubt) may split votes enough for Penelope Cruz.
Wall-E clear winner.
Best Foreign Film
Waltz with Bashir clear winner.
Best Original Screenplay
I'm drawn to Milk or Happy Go Lucky, I'm going for Happy Go Lucky though given that I think Sean Penn will win the Actor award.
Best Adapted Screenplay
Benjamin Button, it's got to win something.