While we bitterly wait for all those anonymous Oscar ballots (oh, and the awards themselves, I guess), Variety took it upon themselves to depress us with their predictions of this year's Academy Awards winners. Here are a few.
BEST PICTURE: Because 'Green Book' won more precursors (Golden Globes, PGAs), it's got a front edge to the rest, and Variety's thinking it will win... but 'Roma' should and hopefully could win. If 'Green Book' wins it'll be the first BP since 'Argo' to win without a best director nod (boo to you, Affleck).
LEAD ACTOR: At this point Rami Malek's swept the season, so he's the surefire bet to win, and that's who Variety has down for who will win. Who should win? Bradley Cooper, 'A Star is Born', and Christian Bale could pull a bit of an upset for all we know.
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Since we can't go by the Writers Guild winners this week (as the original winner wasn't even nominated), Variety's betting on yet again for 'Green Book' to win here, though they believe that Paul Schrader's messy ass should win for 'First Reformed'.
ORIGINAL SONG: At this point it's safe to say Lady Gaga's getting her first Oscar, so 'Shallow' will win. Who does Variety think SHOULD win? Kendrick Lamar, who'd probably never be caught dead at the Oscars even if he was the frontrunner.
ORIGINAL SCORE: 'Black Panther' won this category at the Grammys, and it's also one of two Best Picture nominees that got a score nomination (which is rare for so few BPs to get a score nod), so that works in their favor. Who should win? The flawless score of 'If Beale Street Could Talk', of course.
The full list is at the source, and I picked out some of the big ones that aren't super obvious (both should and will). Take a gander at Variety to further excite you for the Oscars, I suppose.