I will pick the other categories soon but they are harder. Here are the majors categories.The easy categories first:
Should win: The Hurt Locker
Could Win: Avatar (it made a shit ton of money) or The Blind Side (for god knows what reason other than $$$)
Should Win: Kathryn Bigelow - She made the best picture and it was excellent
Could Win: James Cameron - seriously look at all that money...
Will/Should Win: Jeff Bridges, though Colin Firth was great, Bridges gives an another amazing performance that raises the film above a standard picture.
I hate this but safest bet is SANDRA fucking BULLOCK not because she's good or the film is good just cause it made money and to appease the fact she brought in a ton of money.
Want/Should win: Meryl Streep gives a great performance.
Dark hourse/Dream: Carry Mulligan or Gabby Siboude give fantastic performances and should be recognized.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
No question here: M'Onique
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Should Win: Christoph Waltz gives the best preformance
Could win: Christopher Plummer or Stanley Tucci for lifetimes of great work
Should win: Hurt Locker
Could win: Inglorious Basterds
Will: Up In The Air (doesn't deserve it)
I want: An Education
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE
Toss up: White Ribbon or Un Prophete
more to come later