From: DarkHorizons (via USA Today) The Oscars are about four months away, yet already there’s a lot of talk about which films will be viable contenders. Now, USA Today scribe Scott Bowles is the first major critic to voice his early picks for which movies, actors and directors he thinks will be the front runners for the big awards shows:

Annette Bening (“Being Julia”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Audrey Tautou (“A Very Long Engagement”), Julia Roberts (“Closer”), Kate Winslet (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”), Cate Blanchett (“The Life Aquatic”)