Oscar racetrack odds: Experts vs. Gold Derby editors

“The Social Network” has the best odds to win the Oscar race for Best Picture (9 to 5) according to 11 experts polled by Gold Derby, but this website’s editors disagree. Our editorial team places odds of 2 to 1 that “The King’s Speech” will reign. See the chart at right for how each group tallies the odds of other top ponies. And see how each pundit ranks their projected nominees for Best Picture here.

The rival teams of pundits also disagree strongly over who’ll triumph as Best Actress (Natalie Portman vs. Annette Bening — see chart below) and Supporting Actress too (Melissa Leo vs. Helena Bonham Carter). However, they concur on who’ll cross the finish line first in the actor derbies. (Colin Firth, Christian Bale). See the full breakdown of all odds here.

Keep checking Gold Derby every day for more expert predix in other categories. Competing against our team of 11 Gold Derby editors are these 11 experts: Thelma Adams (Us Weekly, Thelmadams.com), Lane Brown (Vulture), Scott Feinberg (ScottFeinberg), Pete Hammond (Deadline), Dave Karger (Entertainment Weekly), Guy Lodge (In Contention), Steve Pond (The Wrap), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), Bob Tourtellotte (Reuters) and Jeff Wells (Hollywood-Elsewhere).

1. Annette Bening, ‘Kids Are All Right’ 8/3 Natalie Portman, ‘Black Swan’ 7/4
2. Natalie Portman, ‘Black Swan’ 17/10 Annette Bening, ‘Kids Are All Right’ 11/5
3. Jennifer Lawrence, ‘Winter’s Bone’ 4/1 Jennifer Lawrence, ‘Winter’s Bone’ 7/2
4. Lesley Manville, ‘Another Year’ 9/1 Nicole Kidman, ‘Rabbit Hole’ 15/2
5 Nicole Kidman, ‘Rabbit Hole’ 18/1 Anne Hathaway, ‘Love and Other Drugs’ 14/1

See more Oscar odds here. Odds are issued for entertainment purposes only and should not be used for gambling.

Photos: Natalie Portman in “Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight), Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features)

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