I found it rather funny that George Clooney has conceded the Oscar to Daniel Day-Lewis. I'm not a huge fan of George, but I admire his sense of humor. Remember a couple years ago when he made the joke about not winning Best Director after he was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
So, it got me thinking, what else is REALLY a lock this year? Honestly, after the Patriots' Super Bowl loss, I'm hesitant to ever say anything is a lock. For further evidence, look up Brokeback Mountain. Anyway, here is a quick look.
Best Director: Joel & Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Best Actress: Julie Christie, Away from Her
Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
Best Animated Feature: Ratatouille
Should be LOCKS:
Best Picture: No Country for Old Men
Best Original Screenplay: Juno
Best Adapted Screenplay: No Country for Old Men
Best Visual Effects: Transformers
Okay, so maybe am I a little conservative? Possibly, but I think some of these races are a little close to call them locks. I'll have more on this in the near future.