Ok, it's time for my yearly attempt to predict the Oscar winners...
Best Picture: LOTR: The Return of the King
Best Director: Peter Jackson
Best Actor: Bill Murray
Best Actress: Charlize Theron
Best Supporting Actor: Tim Robbins
Best Supporting Actress: Renee Zellweger
Best Screenplay: Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Brian Helgeland (Mystic River)
Sean Penn is hot favourite for best actor, and frankly I'd give it to him every year, but he's not the most popular chap in Hollywood, and Bill Murray is the kind of likeable guy who's been around for ever, and will NEVER get this close to an Oscar again in his entire life. So I think those sentimental old fools in the Academy will take their chance to give it to him this time. But let's face it, I'm always wrong about these things...