It's a dangerous thing to predict the Oscar winner for Best Picture in early December. Dangerous, I tell you! OK, that's a strong word, though -- with just under three months remaining until the ceremony -- such a declaration could be perceived as a reckless. So I won't do that. But! There is a trend brewing that looks mighty similar to 2009, a year that saw a sprawling epic and a low budget indie movie clash head-to-head -- well, that is, once the pesky George Clooney movie that was an early favorite faded into oblivion. In other words: Hey, this is going to be fun!