Last week, EW got the Oscar ball rolling with a discussion of potential contenders none of us have seen yet. And now that the 79th Academy Awards have been set for Feb. 25, 2007, you can start sending Evites for your annual Oscar bash. (Oh, come now, it’s never too early.) One interesting question raised by the good folks at Movie City News: Does the earlier Oscar date box the Golden Globes into ”increased obscurity”? Probably not — as long as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association maintains its open-bar policy. All together now: ”Glaaaadiator!”

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