Welcome to Zimbio's annual Oscar predictions. Every year we gamble with Ridiculously Early Predictions and look ahead with an Awards Season preview of next year's Academy Awards. This is the first in a series of slideshow predictions that will cover the major Oscar categories: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Director, and, of course, Best Picture. There are usually nine films nominated in the Best Picture category with a maximum of 10 possible. We've got 15 contenders ahead, ranked in order of nomination likelihood.