Upsets: I suppose it's possible that one of the other nominees could sneak in. Maybe the Weinstein Company's campaign to sell Philomena as the people's choice will pay off. Nah. Stick with the top three.
Snubs: How the hell do you not nominate Richard Linklater's Before Midnight, the end of the best romantic trilogy on film? And a plague on voters' houses for ignoring the Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis, a folk ballad that strikes haunting chords about identity and the nature of art and commerce.