S2S is sharing our predictions for who’s taking home an Oscar at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.
With the 83rd Annual Academy Awards happening Sunday, we’re sharing our picks for who should take home an Oscar–and end up on Oprah Winfrey’s couch for her yearly post Oscar show. Here are our picks on who we believe should win in the major categories and why.
BEST ACTOR: Colin Firth in The King’s Speech
A few of the actors in this category already have Oscars. Just last year Colin lost to Jeff Bridges after being nominated for A Single Man. He’s not going to lose to Jeff twice in a row.
BEST ACTRESS: Annette Bening in The Kids Are All Right
Even though Natalie Portman is the favorite to win for her performance in Black Swan, We’re going to hedge our bets on four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening. She famously lost to Hillary Swank twice, both in 2000 and in 2005. She’s married to Hollywood icon Warren Beatty, and, at 52 years old, this maybe one of the last great performances of her career.
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Christian Bale in The Fighter
Even though Christian has been working in Hollywood since he was a kid, he is now Hollywood’s new “It” actor. And with the Weinstein’s PR machine behind The Fighter, we’re going with Christian.
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Melissa Leo in The Fighter
Another actress who’s in her fifties and has been to the rodeo more then once. Nominated in 2008 for Frozen River, this is Melissa’s year to take home the gold statue
DIRECTING: David Fincher for The Social Network
Two-time nominee David Fincher deserves the award but not for this film. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fight Club, Seven and The Game were all classics–and better films. We believe he wins for his body of work, but don’t be surprised if newbie Tom Hooper steals it for The King’s Speech.
This was hands down one of the best films ever.
WRITING (Adapted Screenplay): The Social Network, written by Aaron Sorkin.
We believe Aaron will win because the voters love a comeback story and The Social Network has to win something right?
WRITING (Original Screenplay): Inception, written by Christopher Nolan.
One of the most original–and one of the greatest–films ever made. Since Christopher was snubbed in the directing category we believe he wins here, but don’t be surprised if Lisa Cholodenko wins for The Kids are Alright.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: Toy Story 3
They made three of these films, so we believe it wins because of seniority.
BEST PICTURE: The Kids Are All Aright
This film already won Best Picture in the comedy/ musical category at this years Golden Globes. Hollywood loves to use movies to show their influence and make a statement in the world. Since this film’s two lead characters are lesbian, and gay rights have been a hot political topic in the past few years–whether it’s same sex marriage or gays in the military–we’re going to go with the film no one is picking to win Best Picture.
To find out who won, and if we our picks were spot-on, watch the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on February 27 at 8 p.m EST on ABC.
— Datari Turner