OK, folks, Oscar season is upon us, and it's time to test our prognosticating skills. Please use this thread to post your predictions for the Oscar nominations. The Academy will announce the nominees on January 25, so you've got just over 2 weeks to get your picks in. To keep things clean, let's use this thread for predictions only. We have a lively discussion going in this thread, so join us there to talk about all things Oscar. I will tabulate all the picks and post an HTF consensus every week or so. Following is the list of categories. The number in parens after each category is the maximum number of nominees for each category, Note that some categories have already been pared down to a list of eligible films. For those categories, a link to the list appears after the category name: Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role (5) Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role (5) Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role (5) Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role (5) Best Animated Feature Film Of The Year (3) - Eligible films Achievement In Art Direction (5) Achievement In Cinematography (5) Achievement In Costume Design (5) Achievement In Directing (5) Best Documentary Feature (5) - Eligible films Best Documentary Short Subject (3) Achievement In Film Editing (5) Best Foreign Language Film Of The Year (5) - Eligible films Achievement In Makeup (3) - Eligible films Achievement In Music - Original Score (5) Achievement In Music - Original Song (5) Best Motion Picture Of The Year (5) Best Animated Short Film (5) Best Live Action Short Film (5) Achievement In Sound (5) Achievement In Sound Editing (3) - Eligible films Achievement In Visual Effects (3) - Eligible films Screenplay Based On Material Previously Produced Or Published (5) Screenplay Written Directly For The Screen (5) Here are some useful links for Oscar watchers: Official Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences site Official Rules for the 77th Academy Awards 2005 Guild (DGA, PGA, ASC, etc.) Nominees & Winners (Thanks, Vickie!) Movie City News' Oscar City Center Gold Derby Oscar Watch Sijmen's Oscar Experiment So let's get those predictions posted! As the Oscar climate will be changing often please feel free to edit your picks up until January 27. Most importantly - have fun!