Who will win? Get our Oscar predictions
With a roster of shocking nominees -- Keisha Castle-Who? -- this Oscar season presents some exciting -- and novel -- match-ups. There's the deglammed (Charlize Theron) vs. the reglammed (Diane Keaton). For Best Actor, it's Bill Murray (a comic actor in a serious role) vs. Johnny Depp (a serious actor in a comic role) vs. Sean Penn (Mr. Serious on both counts).
The victors are as unpredictable as Gollum without his lithium. But don't panic, Oscar-pool pals: After much deliberation, we at Entertainment Weekly offer you the smartest picks for your party wagers. Get ready for the Feb. 29 ceremony (8 p.m., ABC) by studying our predictions on the following pages.