Calling it early. When I was 14 my brother said if I gave him a dollar he would give me a hundred if I could pick the Best Picture winner of the upcoming year. It was January 1985. I handed him a buck and said, "OUT OF AFRICA you fool!" I've been doing it ever since. Here's my early list of nominated actors. September through January, every OSCAR season. Updated once a month. Actors only. Enjoy.