Image credit: Suzanne Tenner
November 24, 2010 at 08:41 PM EST

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Earlier this week I posted a clip of Natalie Portman from Black Swan, a film that will certainly earn her a Best Actress nomination. The other front-runner in the race this year is obviously Annette Bening for her fierce turn as a red wine-loving mom in The Kids Are All Right. Beyond that, it’s anyone’s guess. How is the rest of the field looking at this point? Here’s my current rundown:

BEST BETS

Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right

Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right

Natalie Portman, Black Swan

POSSIBILITIES

Halle Berry, Frankie & Alice

Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole

Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

Lesley Manville, Another Year

Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

LONG SHOTS

Anne Hathaway, Love & Other Drugs

Sally Hawkins, Made in Dagenham

Diane Lane, Secretariat

Gwyneth Paltrow, Country Strong

Naomi Watts, Fair Game

Who just missed making the cut? Tilda Swinton for I Am Love and Hilary Swank for Conviction. And I know that some of my Oscar prognosticator friends feel I’m overly bullish on Julianne Moore. What do you all think?

Check out my Best Picture and Best Director predictions as well.

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