95% of Oscar pundits: Colin Firth to win Best Actor

Below are the best-actor Oscar predix of 22 pundits: 11 experts from various media and and 11 Gold Derby editors. Twenty-one pick Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech” to prevail. The one hold-out is Erik Davis of Cinematical, who’s betting on last year’s champ Jeff Bridges (“True Grit”) to repeat for a role that earned John Wayne an Oscar in this category in 1969. See the experts’ predictions for best picture here. Racetrack odds based upon their predix here.
 

BEST ACTOR
Thelma
Adams
,
Us Weekly
Lane
Brown
,
Vulture
Erik
Davis
,
Cinematical
Scott
Feinberg
, ScottFeinberg
Pete
Hammond
, Deadline
Dave
Karger
,
EW
1.

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

Colin Firth, ‘Kings Speech’

2.

Michael Douglas, ‘Solitary Man’

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

3.

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

Javier Bardem, ‘Biutiful’

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’

Javier Bardem, ‘Biutiful’

Robert Duvall, ‘Get Low’

4.

Ryan Gosling, ‘Blue Valentine’

Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’

Javier Bardem, ‘Biutiful’

Robert Duvall, ‘Get Low’

Robert Duvall, ‘Get Low’

Jesse Eisenberg, ‘Social Network’

5.

Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘Inception’

Robert Duvall, ‘Get Low’

Jesse Eisenberg, ‘Social Network’

Jesse Eisenberg, ‘Social Network’

Aaron Eckhart, ‘Rabbit Hole’

Ryan Gosling, ‘Blue Valentine’

 

BEST ACTOR
Guy
Lodge,

InContention
Steve
Pond
,
The Wrap
Sasha
Stone
,
Awards Daily
Bob
Tourtellotte
, Reuters
Jeff
Wells
,
Hollywood
Elsewhere
Overall Ranking
1.

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

2.

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

Jesse Eisenberg, “Social Network”

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

3.

Ryan Gosling, ‘Blue Valentine’

Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’

Robert Duvall, ‘Get Low’

Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘Inception’

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’

4.

Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’

Jesse Eisenberg, ‘Social Network’

Jesse Eisenberg, ‘Social Network’

Robert Duvall, ‘Get Low’

Robert Duvall, ‘Get Low’

Robert Duvall, ‘Get Low’

5.

Javier Bardem, ‘Biutiful’

Robert Duvall, ‘Get Low’

Javier Bardem, ‘Biutiful’

Mark Wahlberg, ‘The Fighter’

Javier Bardem, ‘Biutiful’

Jesse Eisenberg, ‘Social Network’ 

 

BEST ACTOR
Chris
Beachum
Cassandra
Belek
Darrin
Dortch
Chris
Hine
Rob
Licuria
Matt
Noble
1.

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

Colin Firth, ‘The Kings Speech’

2.

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

3.

Javier Bardem, ‘Biutiful’

Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’

Jesse Eisenberg, ‘Social Network’

Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘Inception’

Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’ 

Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’

4.

Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’

Ryan Gosling, ‘Blue Valentine’

Mark Wahlberg,
‘The Fighter’

Jesse Eisenberg, ‘Social Network’

Robert Duvall, ‘Get Low’

Michael Douglas, ‘Solitary Man’

5.

Mark Wahlberg,
‘The Fighter’

Mark Wahlberg,
‘The Fighter’

Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’

Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’

Jesse Eisenberg, ‘Social Network’

Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘Inception’

 

BEST ACTOR
Tom
O’Neil
Andrew
Pickett
David
Schnelwar
Benjamin
Scuglia
Paul
Sheehan
Overall Ranking
1.

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

Colin Firth, ‘King’s Speech’

2.

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘Inception’

Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘Inception’

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

3.

Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’

Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’

Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’

4.

Ryan Gosling, ‘Blue Valentine’

Jesse Eisenberg, ‘Social Network’

Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’

Javier Bardem, ‘Biutiful’

Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘Inception’

Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘Inception’

5

Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘Inception’

Robert Duvall, ‘Get Low’

Mark Wahlberg,
‘The Fighter’

Ryan Gosling, ‘Blue Valentine’

Ryan Gosling, ‘Blue Valentine’

Jesse Eisenberg, ‘Social Network’

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