Penelope CruzThe Oscars are coming!!! The Oscars are coming!!!!!!

I don't know why I'm yelling ... except that some of my friends are in such a frenzy about Oscar parties, Oscar gifting suites, Oscar after parties, Oscar fashion predictions, Oscar betting ... Oscars, Oscars, Oscars ... well I don't have much of a choice. But soon I'm going to have to make some choices. Like what gifting suites will I go to, where will I watch the awards and what party am I going to attend? Not to mention ... where will I put my money? That's right: Who will I bet on. (Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet or Penelope Cruz for best actress?) Will Forest Whitaker, who is one of my all-time favorite actors, take the prize for best actor? (That would be great.) Man I don't know, it's pretty tough this year. Plus ... WHAT IN THE HELL WILL THEY BE WEARING?