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Oscars: Who will win?

Now that the dust has settled from last week’s Academy Award nominations, let’s get down to the real business: Who’s going to win these bad boys? Here are my current rankings in the 8 major categories. You’ll notice I veer off from the conventional wisdom on Best Supporting Actress. True Grit did score a very impressive 10 nominations and I’m thinking its best shots at a win are for Hailee Steinfeld and possibly cinematographer Roger Deakins. And despite Tom Hooper’s DGA win, I still feel that the Academy might choose David Fincher. (It should go without saying that my No. 1 picks are my predicted winners at this point.)

BEST PICTURE
1. The King’s Speech (last week: 1)
2. The Social Network (last week: 2)
3. The Fighter (last week: 3)
4. True Grit (last week: 6)
5. Inception (last week: 4)
6. Black Swan (last week: 5)
7. Toy Story 3 (last week: 7)
8. 127 Hours (last week: 10)
9. The Kids Are All Right (last week: 8 )
10. Winter’s Bone (last week: 11)

BEST DIRECTOR
1. David Fincher, The Social Network (last week: 1)
2. Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech (last week: 2)
3. Joel & Ethan Coen, True Grit (last week: 6)
4. David O. Russell, The Fighter (last week: 5)
5. Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan (last week: 4)

BEST ACTOR
1. Colin Firth, The King’s Speech (last week: 1)
2. Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network (last week: 2)
3. James Franco, 127 Hours (last week: 3)
4. Javier Bardem, Biutiful (last week: 6)
5. Jeff Bridges, True Grit (last week: 4)

BEST ACTRESS
1. Natalie Portman, Black Swan (last week: 1)
2. Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right (last week: 2)
3. Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone (last week: 3)
4. Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine (last week: 6)
5. Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole (last week: 4)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
1. Christian Bale, The Fighter (last week: 1)
2. Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech (last week: 2)
3. Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right (last week: 5)
4. John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone (last week: 6)
5. Jeremy Renner, The Town (last week: 4)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
1. Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit (last week: 6)
2. Melissa Leo, The Fighter (last week: 2)
3. Amy Adams, The Fighter (last week: 1)
4. Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech (last week: 3)
5. Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom (last week: 5)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
1. The King’s Speech
2. The Kids Are All Right
3. Inception
4. The Fighter
5. Another Year

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
1. The Social Network
2. Toy Story 3
3. True Grit
4. Winter’s Bone
5. 127 Hours

Originally posted February 3 2011 — 8:00 AM EST

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