Will “No Country For Old Men” continue to ride its wave of momentum as the second biggest awards of the season are revealed? In previous years, movies such as “Sideways” and “Brokeback Mountain” swept the critics awards, starting with the LAFCA. “No Country” certainly has the feel of one of those films, and a win today would probably cement its slot as a Best Picture nominee, if not the outright favorite to win.

The LA Film Critics, however, have a track record of rewarding more obscure films. Past winners include “American Splendor” and “About Schmidt.” They were behind “Letters From Iwo Jima” last year and often reward the film that receives very stellar reviews. If not No Country, then possibly “Into the Wild,” or “Juno” may stand a chance. In the acting categories, although they’ve been right on past Academy winners like Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Denzel Washington, they have also honored longshots such as Imelda Staunton, Vera Farmiga, and Naomi Watts. They often go for an underdog in the Best Actress category and we don’t think this year will be any different.

Last year’s critics’ awards were dominated by Forest Whitaker and Helen Mirren. With Clooney and Christie taking the NBR, we don’t think the stage is set for a sweep. Our predictions are below.

Best Picture: No Country For Old Men

Best Actor: Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah

Best Actress: Keri Russell, Waitress

Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men

Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Garner, Juno

Best Director: Ethan and Joel Coen, No Country For Old Men