All right. The time is finally here. On Tuesday morning, at 5:30 a.m. Pacific time, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will announce their nominations for the 79th annual Academy Awards. Here’s how we think the major categories will shake down.

Best Picture:

Babel
The Departed
Little Miss Sunshine
Dreamgirls
The Queen

“Letters From Iwo Jima” probably deserves to be in there, but not enough people have seen it.

Best Actor:

Sacha Baron Cohen, “Borat”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Blood Diamond”
Forest Whitaker, “The Last King of Scotland”
Peter O’ Toole, “Venus”
Will Smith, “The Pursuit of Happyness”

Ryan Gosling’s amazing turn in “Half-Nelson” is snubbed in favor of seeing “Borat” attend the ceremonies.

Best Actress:

Kate Winslet, “Little Children”
Judi Dench, “Notes on a Scandal”
Penelope Cruz, “Volver”
Meryl Streep, “The Devil Wears Prada”
Helen Mirren, “The Queen”

This lineup has been set months ago.

Best Supporting Actor:

Jack Nicholson, “The Departed”
Jackie Earle Haley, “Little Children”
Alan Arkin, “Little Miss Sunshine”
Eddie Murphy, “Dreamgirls”
Djimon Hounsou, “Blood Diamond”

The battle between Brad Pitt and Djimon Hounsou for the final spot will be fierce.

Best Supporting Actress:

Cate Blanchett, “Notes on a Scandal”
Adrianna Barrazza, “Babel”
Rinko Kinkuchi, “Babel”
Abigail Breslin, “Little Miss Sunshine”
Jennifer Hudson, “Dreamgirls”

Emily Blunt has a shot, but her campaign may have started a little too late.

Best Director:

Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, “Little Miss Sunshine”
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Babel”
Martin Scorsese, “The Departed”
Stephen Frears, “The Queen”
Bill Condon, “Dreamgirls”

For the second year in a row, we think the directors line up exactly with the picture nominees.

Best Original Screenplay:

Babel
Little Miss Sunshine
The Queen
Stranger Than Fiction
Pan’s Labyrinth

Best Adapted Screenplay:

The Painted Veil
Thank You For Smoking
The Departed
Little Children
Notes on a Scandal