The legendary movie critic says this won't be a year of close races. "I can't remember a year when it seemed easier to predict the Oscars," he says. "Of course, those may be famous last words."
Best Supporting Actress: "Mo'Nique will win for her powerful performance as the cruel and damaged mother in Precious."
Best Supporting Actor: "Relative unknown Christoph Waltz won the Best Actor award at Cannes for Inglourious Basterds and has never looked back."
Best Actress: "Few people saw this one coming, but Sandra Bullock made a dazzling comeback in the Blind Side. I think she'll win."
Best Actor: "I pick Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart. His great performance swept the Critics' Awards, and I think [he] has the momentum."
Best Movie: "The only dicey category is Best Picture. Up in The Air was the early front-runner, and Avatar could win after its record-breaking profits. But I think it's a win for Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker."
Best Director: "I also pick Kathryn Bigelow for best director. If you vote against her, you'll be going against years of precedent that say the winner of the Directors Guild Award will win the Oscar. "