A sampling of my predictions appear in today’s Arkansas Democrat Gazette.  For a complete listing of all of my picks, visit InContention.com

Over the weekend, I will have some added thoughts about the awards, including my alternative Oscars.  I’m debating (and I emphasize debating) seeing all five best picture nominees again.  I don’t know that I can suffer through another viewing of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” or “The Reader,” but I may try.

On Oscar night, rather than the customary live blog, I’m going to update in real time on Twitter.  You can sign up and follow me at http://www.twitter.com/blakerutherford.