By Becca Seel
Best Picture: The King’s Speech
A classic Hollywood picture, “The King’s Speech” will appeal to Academy voters of many demographics. Propelled by masterful acting from Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, and Geoffrey Rush, “King’s Speech” will slide by “Social Network” for the win.
Best Actor: Colin Firth in The King’s Speech
Firth has been unstoppable in the awards circuit. His portrayal of a stuttering King is never affected, but alsogenuine and realistic. Firth can’t be beat.
Supporting Actor: Christian Bale in The Fighter
Though method actor Bale is not exactly is not exactly Mr. Warmth, the Academy loves actors’ physicality and Bale, a veteran of putting his body to the limits, will finally get an award for it.
Best Actress: Natalie Portman in Black Swan
Portman delivers a virtuoso performance as an insane ballerina. Her mental and physical dedication to her role makes this Portman’s Oscar to lose.
Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit
Ignore that Melissa Leo has won every award leading up to this point. Best Supporting Actress is an unpredictable category that is only juicier now with Steinfeld included for “True Grit.”
Will Banksy show?
The notoriously anonymous street artist’s documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop” is up for a documentary Oscar. Will Banksy, presumably in disguise, show to pick up his award? Producers of the film have reached an agreement with the Oscar production, but one never knows…