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On the front page of today's Spotlight section, you'll find my 36th annual predictions for the year's Oscars (which are to be handed out next Sunday.) These, to be sure, are not necessarily my favorites in every category but they're my best guesses who WILL win. Since this is a game anyone can play -- and play well -- we're asking you to vote here for your predictions.

To refresh your memory, my choices:

BEST PICTURE: The nominees are "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Frost/Nixon," "Milk," "The Reader" and "Slumdog Millionaire." My guess: "Slumdog."

BEST ACTOR: The nominees are Richard Jenkins in "The Visitor," Frank Langella in "Frost/Nixon," Sean Penn in "Milk," Brad Pitt in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and Mickey Rourke in "The Wrestler." My guess is Penn.

BEST ACTRESS: The nominees are Anne Hathaway in "Rachel Getting Married," Angelina Jolie in "The Changeling," Melissa Leo in "Frozen River", Meryl Streep in "Doubt" and Kate Winslet in "The Reader." My guess is a flyer on Hathaway.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: The nominees are Josh Brolin in "Milk," Robert Downey Jr. in "Tropic Thunder," Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Doubt," Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight" and Michael Shannon in "Revolutionary Road." My guess Ledger.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: The nominees are Amy Adams in "Doubt," Penelope Cruz in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," Viola Davis in "Doubt," Taraji P. Henson in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and Marisa Tomei in "The Wrestler." My guess is Cruz.

BEST DIRECTOR: The nominees are David Fincher for "Button," Ron Howard for "Frost/Nixon," Gus Van Sant for "Milk," Stephen Daldry for "The Reader" and Danny Boyle for "Slumdog Millionaire." My guess is Boyle.

And now it's time for a poll of the consensus:

--Jeff Simon



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