Well, Dave Poland has posted his first Oscar column of the season on Movie City News, so I guess it's that time of year again. If you'll recall, last year Poland was the one who claimed there was a groundswell of "hidden" support for "The Pianist." Many thought he was crazy, but when Oscar night came he turned out to be correct. He says Holly Hunter is probably a shoe-in for a nomination for "Thirteen" (which I've seen, and I completely agree). His early Best Picture rankings: 1 Lord of the Rings: Return of the King 2 Master & Commander 3 21 Grams 4 The Missing vs. Cold Mountain 5 Love Actually vs Mona Lisa Smile vs Big Fish Runners-up Finding Nemo In America The Last Samurai Mystic River Seabiscuit His other early predictions and comments can be found at: http://www.moviecitynews.com/columni...ar/030813.html Mods, maybe it's time to start an official 2004 Oscar discussion thread?