Movie fans: Go for your own Oscar gold

Published: Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 25, 2008 at 4:23 p.m.

Will "There Will Be Blood" strike Oscar gold, or will "No Country For Old Men" find an extended welcome at the 80th Academy Awards? Or will Oscar make amends with a Best Picture win for "Atonement"?

As Hollywood insiders buzz about this year's Academy Awards (and the possible impact of the Writers Guild strike), The Sun is readying its own version of the red carpet - with our Oscar contest in which you predict the winners, win the prizes and compete to be the night's big winner (at least in Gainesville).

And all you have to do is submit your predictions of who will win the top six categories: Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress and Best Director.

Details on this year's contest, including how to enter online, will be announced at a later date.

Until then, sharpen your Academy acumen and be prepared to go for the gold, Sun-style. Because whether or not actors will make the scene at this year's awards, you can be the big winner at

Bill Dean can be reached at (352-374-5039 or

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