With a quick turnaround, I think we are starting to see a pattern. It looks like the frontrunners are now established, Mulligan (with Sidibe at her heels), Waltz, Mo'Nique, Clooney (This one is still iffy to me), and Up in the Air. Once again, not an inspired list, but a good set of winners. I still think Nine will get nominated for BP because the block that votes in technical categories will give it plenty of nominations (aka Art Direction as below). This is still an interesting year, because we still have a few contenders out in the air like Nine, The Lovely Bones, Invictus, Avatar, Sherlock Holmes, etc. We either need more reviews, or some in general before we can start really looking at this year's race.
Best Actor - George Clooney "Up in the Air"
Best Actress - Carey Mulligan "An Education"
Best Supporting Actor - Christoph Waltz "Inglourious Basterds"
Best Supporting Actress - Mo’Nique "Precious"
Best Director - Kathryn Bigelow "The Hurt Locker"
Best Screenplay, Adapted - Up in the Air
Best Screenplay, Original - Inglourious Basterds
Best Film - Up in the Air
Best Breakthrough Performance - Gabourey Sidibe "Precious"
Best Ensemble - The Hurt Locker
Best Animated Film - Up
Best Foreign Film - Sin Nombre
Best Art Direction - Nine
Best Documentary - Food, Inc.