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2011 Oscar Predictions

Top Picks for Awards

With the 83rd Annual Academy Awards only a few days away, all eyes are on Hollywood as Oscar buzz reaches a climax. Our film critics weigh with their predictions for this year’s nominees. The awards show arrives February 27th.

Best Actor
Nominees: Javier Bardem, Biutiful; Jeff Bridges, True Grit; Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network Colin Firth, The King's Speech; James Franco, 127 Hours

Martin Malloy
Will Win: Colin Firth
Should Win: Jesse Eisenberg

Mel Valentin
Should Win: Ryan Gosling
Will Win: Colin Firth


Best Actress
Nominees: Annette Bening The Kids Are All Right; Nicole Kidman Rabbit Hole; Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone; Natalie Portman, Black Swan; Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Martin Malloy
Will Win: Natalie Portman
Should Win: Natalie Portman

Mel Valentin
Should Win: Michelle Williams
Will Win: Natalie Portman


Best Supporting Actor
Nominees: Christian Bale, The Fighter; John Hawkes Winter's Bone; Jeremy Renner The Town; Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right; Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

Martin Malloy
Will Win: Christian Bale
Should Win: Christian Bale

Mel Valentin
Should Win: Christian Bale
Will Win: Christian Bale


Best Supporting Actress
Nominees: Amy Adams, The Fighter; Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech; Melissa Leo, The Fighter; Hailee Steinfeld True Grit; Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Martin Malloy
Will Win: Melissa Leo
Should Win: Melissa Leo

Mel Valentin
Should Win: Melissa Leo
Will Win: Hailee Steinfeld


Best Director
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan; David O. Russell, The Fighter; Tom Hooper, The King's Speech; David Fincher, The Social Network; Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, True Grit

Martin Malloy
Will Win: David Fincher
Should Win: Darren Aronofsky

Mel Valentin
Should Win: David Fincher
Will Win: David Fincher


Best Feature Film
Nominees: Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter's Bone

Martin Malloy
Will Win: The King's Speech
Should Win: Black Swan

Mel Valentin
Should Win: Black Swan
Will Win: The King’s Speech


Best Original Screenplay
Nomiees: Another Year, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are Alright, The King’s Speech
Martin Malloy
Will Win: The Kid's Are Alright
Should Win: Inception

Mel Valentin
Should Win: The Fighter
Will Win: The King’s Speech


Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominees: 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone
Martin Malloy
Will Win: The Social Network
Should Win: The Social Network

Mel Valentin
Should Win: The Social Network
Will Win: The Social Network