(NEW) STATE OF THE OSCAR DERBY (Revised by editor Chris Rosen on Jan. 10).

BEST ACTOR: Will Andrew Garfield swoop down and snatch Will Smith’s overdue Oscar?

BEST ACTRESS: Nicole Kidman portraying Lucille Ball and “West Side Story’s” breakout star Rachel Zegler are rising fast to challenge Kristen Stewart’s longtime lead.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: 60 years ago, Rita Moreno became the first Hispanic actress to win an Oscar. Now can she be victorious again for starring in Spielberg’s remake of “West Side Story”?

SUPPORTING ACTOR: 17 different actors are currently predicted as possible nominees — more than any other acting category.

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