The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

Pens down, ladies and gentlemen, as the biggest night of the film calendar is finally here. Yes, it’s sort of like Christmas when you know half your presents already, but that doesn’t stop us getting stupidly excited about the Oscars. For those committed folk who will be seeing the ceremony through to the bitter end, be sure to follow us on Twitter (here) where myself, Paul Heath and Dave Bennett will be delivering a tag team live blog thanks to the fab team over at Sky Movies.

So, all that’s left is for us to sign our lives away in the form of these last-ditch predictions and let Ellen host the 86th Annual Hunger Games Academy Awards. If things play out without too many surprises we reckon there’s only two or three we are in danger of dropping, so if you haven’t already put your life savings on GRAVITY sweeping the technical fields, now’s your chance.

See you after another round (or ten) of Shot Scorsese.

BEST PICTURE:
12 YEARS A SLAVE

BEST DIRECTOR:
Alfonso Cuaron – GRAVITY

BEST ACTOR:
Matthew McConaughey – DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

BEST ACTRESS:
Cate Blanchett – BLUE JASMINE

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Jared Leto – DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 YEARS A SLAVE

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
HER

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
12 YEARS A SLAVE

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:
FROZEN

BEST FOREIGN FILM:
THE GREAT BEAUTY

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
20 FEET FROM STARDOM

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:
THE GREAT GATSBY

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
GRAVITY

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
THE GREAT GATSBY

BEST EDITING:
GRAVITY

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING:
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

BEST SCORE:
GRAVITY

BEST SONG:
Let It Go – FROZEN

BEST SOUND EDITING:
GRAVITY

BEST SOUND MIXING:
GRAVITY

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
GRAVITY

BEST ANIMATED SHORT:
GET A HORSE

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
THE LADY IN NUMBER 6: MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT:
THE VOORMAN PROBLEM