I’m really looking forward to the Oscars because of the inordinate number of good films in contention top awards. Here are my predictions for the major awards:
Best Picture: Seems to be a battle between The Social Network (TSN) and The Kings Speech (TKS) . Both are excellent films imo. I’ve also recently watched True Grit and The Fighter, and I think highly of those films as well. In a less competitive year those films might have been Oscar favorites.
I bet the voting will be close, but I’ll go with TSN over TKS.
Best Director: David Fincher for TSN.
Best Actor: Colin Firth.
Best Actress: Natalie Portman
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale. His performance in TF was riveting. I think Bale is the best actor working right now. This will be his first Oscar, but not his last.
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo.