I'm shocked as hell that China's Curse of the Golden Flower isn't on the shortlist. As much as I didn't care for Zhang Yimou's latest, I was sure it would make it to the ballot. Anyway, here's my prediction for the final five:
Given the buzz behind Guillermo Del Toro's Labyrinth and Pedro Almodovar's Volver, they're locks for nominations. Thanks to Albert Rodriguez for the link!
Volver photo courtesy Sony Pictures Classics.