The Race: Predictions By Category
Click below for the illustrated ballots in each of the highest-profile races, as well as odds and predictions,
links to reviews, personal favorites, and petulant gripes about who's missing!

BEST PICTURE
The Aviator Finding Neverland Million Dollar Baby Ray Sideways

BEST DIRECTOR
Clint Eastwood Taylor Hackford Mike Leigh Alexander Payne Martin Scorsese

BEST ACTRESS
Annette Bening Catalina Sandino Moreno Imelda Staunton Hilary Swank Kate Winslet

BEST ACTOR
Don Cheadle Johnny Depp Leonardo DiCaprio Clint Eastwood Jamie Foxx

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett Laura Linney Virginia Madsen Sophie Okonedo Natalie Portman

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Alda Thomas Haden Church Jamie Foxx Morgan Freeman Clive Owen

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Aviator Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Hotel Rwanda The Incredibles Vera Drake

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Before Sunset Finding Neverland Million Dollar Baby The Motorcycle Diaries Sideways

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Aviator House of Flying Daggers The Passion of the Christ The Phantom of the Opera A Very Long Engagement

PREDICTIONS & PREFERENCES IN ALL CATEGORIES
Winner predictions and personal "should-win" favorites in all Oscar categories
(Animated, Live Action, and Documentary Short Film categories excluded)



Fun Stuff and Special Features

THE 2004 NICKSFLICKPICKS HONOREES, aka MY PERSONAL OSCAR BALLOT
Have you ever noticed that Oscar never gets it quite right? In a perfect world,
here's who would have been praised and feted on their way into the Academy history books.



Recent History

NOMINATION PREDICTIONS
Check out my initial predictions in the major categories, beginning in mid-November and continuing through mid-January.

PAST OSCAR SECTIONS
Visit my Oscar pages from any of the following years:
1999: American Beauty 2000: Gladiator 2001: A Beautiful Mind 2002: Chicago 2003: The Return of the King



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