Most people only ever know the actors in the montage, maybe a director occasionally, but I'm going to handicap everyone.
I'll start with the actors who have died in the last year:
Love and Other Drugs.
Night of the Hunter.
Directors likely to be on the show: Peter Yates (The Dresser and Breaking Away); Blake Edwards (The Pink Panther and Victor/Victoria); Arthur Penn (Bonnie and Clyde); Irvin Kershner (The Empire Strikes Back).
Dede Allen (film editor): nominated for Dog Day Afternoon, Reds, and Wonder Boys. Also edited The Hustler, Bonnie and Clyde, Serpico
John Barry (composer): Wrote the James Bond theme, scored nearly all the James Bond movies through The Living Daylights. Won Oscars for Born Free (2), Out of Africa, The Lion in Winter, and Dances With Wolves.
Robert Boyle (art director): Nominated four times for Gaily, Gaily, North by Northwest, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Shootist. Received an Honorary Oscar two years ago.
David Brown (producer): Had four films nominated for Best Picture including Jaws and A Few Good Men
Dino de Laurentiis (producer): Won his only Oscar for the very first award for Best Foreign Language film for La Strada. He was also awarded the Irving Thalberg Award for producing in 1991. He is a legendary producer, responsible for some of the best in trash cinema: Maximum Overdrive, Flash Gordon, Ragtime, Conan the Barbarian AND Conan the Destroyer, Dune, Cat's Eye, and the list goes on.
Marshall Flaum (documentary)
William A. Fraker (cinematographer): Oscar nominated 6 times including WarGames and both cinematography and visual effects on 1941. Also shot Rosemary's Baby.
Tom Mankiewicz (writer): Maybe this guy won't make it considering he's only got three decent credits. But that they are Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun and Diamonds Are Forever should be enough for the Academy to ignore the fact that he also wrote Dragnet and Ladyhawke.
Grant McCune (visual effects): Oscar winner for Star Wars. Oscar nominated for Star Trek - The Motion Picture. Also worked on Ghostbuster II and Speed.
Sally Menke (editor): Quentin Tarantino's editor for all of his films and nominated for both Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds.
Irving Ravetch (writer): Nominated for Hud and Norma Rae.
Furio Scarpelli (writer): A 3-time nominee including Il Postino. He also worked on The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Theoni V. Aldredge (costume): Nominated 3 times including The Great Gatsby. Also did Moonstruck and Addams Family Values.
Al Di Sarro (visual effects): Nominated for Die Hard. Also did Predator and Transformers.