Forget tonight's Oscars, here are the Oscar predictions for the next five years

Never Too Early Movie Predictions takes its Oscar predictions very seriously, calling the nominees and winners of not just this year's Oscars, but the Oscars through 2017. The short version: expect James Cameron to pick up a few statuettes for Battle Angel Alita.

Like all good futurists, NTEMP knows that its predictions aren't likely to be 100 percent correct, but it's still fun to peer into the future. Here are a few of the site's predictions to take home the gold:

Best Picture
84th- The Artist
85th- Lincoln
86th- The Place Beyond The Pines
87th- Noah
88th- A Thousand Splendid Suns
89th- Climate Control
90th- TBA

Best Director
84th- Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist
85th- Steven Spielberg for Lincoln
86th- Guillermo Del Toro for Pacific Rim
87th- Ridley Scott for The Color Of Lightening
88th- Robert Zemeckis for The Corrections
89th- James Cameron for Battle Angel
90th- TBA

Lead Actor
84th- George Clooney in The Descendants
85th- John Hawkes in The Surrogate
86th- Ryan Gosling in The Place Beyond The Pines
87th- Mark Ruffalo in The Normal Heart
88th- James Franco in Blood Meridian
89th- TBA
90th- TBA

Lead Actress
84th- Viola Davis in The Help
85th- Helen Hunt in The Surrogate
86th- Fantasia Barrino in The Color Purple
87th- Naomie Harris in A Green And Quiet River
88th- Judi Dench in The Corrections
89th- TBA
90th- TBA

The site goes into a great deal more detail, predicting the non-winning nominees as well as categories like Best Makeup, Best Costumes, and Best Sound Mixing. Of course, there's always a good chance that a dark horse or five could come in and spoil the predictions. We'll just have to check back in 2017 and see how these predictions panned out.

Of course, if these predictions do pan out, it says something about the sorry state of awards that we can predict the winners before the movies even start filming.

Never Too Early Movie Predictions [via Metafilter]