I couldn’t find enough Academy people to talk about who’s going to win Best Picture, but…but nothing. Nobody knows anything and that includes me. If anyone’s predicting anything, they’re saying it’s Babel because (a) it has the highest number of prestige nominations (i.e., seven), (b) because the lack of both a directing and an editing nomination for Little Miss Sunshine suggests a Best Picture weakness, and (c) because the ceremonial Martin Scorsese Best Director bequeathing is considered sufficient for The Departed.