On Oscar nights of old, the big stars would thank "all the little people" who helped them win their Oscar. This year many of the big stars--Brad Pitt in Babel, Jack Nicholson in The Departed, Johnny Depp in the second Pirates of the Caribbean--are already out of the running, while little-known Japanese and Mexican actresses and a 10-year-old will have their names called as nominees. Another anomaly: Dreamgirls, which snagged the most nominations (eight), was shut out of Best Picture and Director. That leaves two old thoroughbreds, Clint and Marty, to fight it out against a field of dark horses. Here's our take on what will happen on Feb. 25.
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