Angelina Jolie might have to hire a babysitter or two (or six) come Oscar night since it looks like she's still got some fans on her side. "Sure-thing Oscar nominations," E!'s own cutie film critic Ben Lyons professionally dished to us, impossibly snitty Academy voters notwithstanding. "Angie will get nominated for Changeling; I think BradPitt will be nominated for Ben Button...This year is the best year for blockbusters that make you think, like Iron Man and The Dark Knight."
Love how Ben's already on a nickname basis with Benjamin Button, but whatever, dude's got a point: Big-budget popcorn flicks are taking a cue from thinking-man movies, and special effects are sharing celluloid space with actual content.
Honestly, tho, don't know why we even need Oscar predictions when the nominations themselves are so friggin' predictable, year after year. Check out A.T.'s fail-proof Oscar picks, after the jump:
Slightly Subversive Blockbuster: The Dark Knight
Movie That Must Be Good Because It's Based on Real Life: Frost/Nixon
Little Indie That Could: Slumdog Millionaire
Mediocre Movie With Lots of Celebrity Clout: Changeling
Anything Based on a Piece of Literature: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Young, Pretty Actress Playing Ugly: Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married
Actress Embarrassingly Overdue for an Oscar: Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road
Really Hot Celebrity Nominated to Get People to Watch the Oscars: Penélope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Amazing Actress Who Will Never Be Heard From Again: Melissa Leo in Frozen River
Actress Who's Becoming the Susan Lucci of the Oscars Despite Have Two Already: Meryl Streep in Doubt
Guy Playing Retarded or Gay (in H'wood's eyes, same thing): Sean Penn in Milk