It was announced today that the 2010 Oscar telecast will air roughly a week earlier than the ’09 awards did — on Sunday, 2.27.11. More or less the same deal all around.

And nobody is foolish enough to venture a guess which contender might win the Best Picture Oscar? I’m going to stick my neck out and say it’ll be either Chris Nolan‘s Inception (payback for Dark Knight snub), Doug Liman‘s Fair Game (a 21st Century All The Presdient’s Men?) , David Fincher‘s The Social Network (the GenX/GenY Treasure of Sierra Madre), or Alexander Payne‘s The Descendants (if he finishes it in time).