This is a critical juncture in the Oscar race. After the Hollywood Foreign Press announces on Sunday night, things will either be a lot more clear, or even more jumbled. Let’s take a look at some key races.

Best Actor. Sean Penn has swept most of the critics awards. He won the Broadcast award on Thursday night. If he follows that up with a Globe win, he is virtually unstoppable. The best chance for an upset lies with either Frank Langella or Mickey Rourke. Rourke may not have the support of the larger Academy, but a Langella win would be interesting since he is a respected veteran actor.

Best Actress. Amazingly, the Broadcast Critics voted a tie between Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. The Globes could clear up who is the frontrunner, or it could make it a fascinating three way race by giving the award to the very deserving Kate Winslet.

Best Picture. This is the one everyone will be watching. The momentum is clearly all on the side of Slumdog Millionaire, the little movie that could. A Globes win, in addition to the Broadcast win, would catch the attention of everyone. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, the early season favorite, needs a win here to stay in the hunt.

Here are our predictions:

Best Picture Drama – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Picture Musical/Comedy – Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Actor Drama – Sean Penn, Milk

Best Actress Drama – Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road

Best Actor Musical/Comedy – Dustin Hoffman, Last Chance Harvey

Best Actress Musical Comedy – Sally Hawkins, Happy Go Lucky

Best Director – Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Writer – Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Song – “The Wrestler,” The Wrestler

Best Score – Alexandre Desplat, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Supporting Actor – Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Best Supporting Actress – Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona