My predictions for tomorrow's Oscar nominations

At 8:45 Eastern Time tomorrow I will as per my annual custom be watching the Oscar nominations announced for the major categories. Here are my choices. I've had a pretty good success rate in the past (85-90% accuracy) -- if I could only leverage this talent towards making money, perhaps I'd be able to fund my next project...BEST PICTURE Babel The Departed Dreamgirls The Queen Little Miss Sunshine

BEST ACTOR Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat Leonardo DiCaprio, The Departed Peter O'Toole, Venus Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland

BEST ACTRESS Penelope Cruz, Volver Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal Helen Mirren, The Queen Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada Kate Winslet, Little Children

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine Jackie Earle Haley, Little Children Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls Brad Pitt, Babel

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Adriana Barraza, Babel Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls Rinko Kikuchi, Babel

BEST DIRECTOR Bill Condon, Dreamgirls Clint Eastwood, Letters from Iwo Jima Stephen Frears, The Queen Alejandro González Iñárritu, Babel Martin Scorsese, The Departed

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Guillermo Arriaga, Babel Michael Arndt, Little Miss Sunshine Guillermo del Toro, Pan's Labyrinth Peter Morgan, The Queen Pedro Almodóvar, Volver

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Alfonso Cuarón & Timothy J. Sexton & David Arata & Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby, Children of Men William Monahan, The Departed Iris Yamashita, Letters from Iwo Jima Aline Brosh McKenna, The Devil Wears Prada Todd Field & Tom Perrotta, Little Children