Latest Oscar predictions from top experts

Our team of Academy Awards experts is ready for the announcement of nominations next Tuesday. Now they’ve updated their Oscar predictions. Below are their forecasts on who’ll win the top races. See the breakdown of nominee predictions category per category here.

Our Oscar seers: Thelma Adams (Us Weekly, Thelmadams.com), Tim Appelo (Hollywood Reporter), Lane Brown (New York Magazine Vulture), Carlos de Abreu (Hollywood News), Scott Feinberg (ScottFeinberg.com), Erik Davis (Cinematical), Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood), Joseph Kapsch (Zap2It) Dave Karger (Entertainment Weekly), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Kevin Lewin (WENN), Guy Lodge (InContention), Michael Musto (Village Voice), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby, L.A. Times The Envelope), Kevin Polowy (NextMovie), Steve Pond (TheWrap), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Keith Simanton (IMDB), Sasha Stone (AwardsDaily), Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood, Indie Wire), Bob Tourtellotte (Reuters), Chuck Walton (Fandango), Jeff Wells (Hollywood-Elsewhere), Susan Wloszczyna (USA Today).

BEST PICTURE
“The King’s Speech” — Appelo,  de Abreu, Karger, Khan, Sheehan, Thompson
“The Social Network” — Adams, Brown, Davis, Feinberg, Hammond, Kapsch, Lewin, Lodge, Musto, O’Neil, Pond, Polowy, Stone, Tourtellotte, Walton, Wells, Wloszczyna
“Inception” — Simanton

BEST DIRECTOR
David Fincher, “The Social Network” — Adams, Appelo, Brown, de Abreu, Davis, Feinberg, Hammond, Kahn, Kapsch, Karger, Lewin, Lodge, Musto, O’Neil, Polowy, Pond, Sheehan, Simanton, Stone, Thompson, Tourtellotte, Walton, Wells, Wloszczyna

BEST ACTOR
Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech” — Adams, Appelo, Brown, de Abreu, Davis, Feinberg, Hammond, Kahn, Kapsch, Karger, Lewin, Lodge, Musto, O’Neil, Polowy, Pond, Sheehan, Simanton, Stone, Thompson, Tourtellotte, Walton, Wells, Wloszczyna

BEST ACTRESS
Annette Bening, “The Kids Are All Right” — Adams, Appelo, de Abreu, Hammond,  Pond, Thompson, Tourtellotte
Natalie Portman, “Black Swan” —  Brown, Davis, Feinberg, Kahn, Kapsch, Karger, Lewin, Lodge, Musto, O’Neil, Polowy, Sheehan, Simanton, Stone, Walton, Wells, Wloszczyna

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale, “The Fighter” — Adams, Appelo, Brown, Davis, de Abreu, Feinberg, Hammond, Kahn, Kapsch, Karger, Lewin, Musto, O’Neil, Polowy, Pond, Sheehan, Stone, Thompson, Tourtellotte, Walton, Wells, Wloszczyna
Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech” — Polowy, Simanton

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Melissa Leo, “The Fighter” — Adams, Appelo, Brown, Hammond, Kahn, Lewin, Musto, O’Neil, Polowy, Pond, Sheehan, Simanton, Stone, Tourtellotte, Walton, Wells, Wloszczyna
Helena Bonham Carter, “The King’s Speech” — de Abreu, Kapsch, Karger, Thompson
Hallie Steinfeld, “True Grit” — Feinberg
Jackie Weaver, “Animal Kingdom”
— Lodge

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