With the Oscars just weeks away, some last-minute wins at other awards shows:

" Helen Mirren and Forest Whitaker earned top acting honors at Sunday's BAFTAs, aka the British Academy Awards.

" Little Miss Sunshine and The Departed (where's my DVD?!) were the big winners at Sunday's Writers Guild of America Awards, in the original- and adapted-screenplay contests, respectively.

" Cars was named best animated feature at the 34th-annual Annie Awards, but Flushed Away (aka the "mouse got flushed down the toilet movie," which my sons are dying to see... on DVD) came away with the most wins: five.