Oscar predictions from our editors

In anticipation of Tuesday’s announcement for this year’s Oscar nominations, the nine editors of Gold Derby have come together to make their predictions in the top categories. For the acting races, the votes were spread around quite a bit. However, the editors were in absolute agreement on seven of the ten movies to take the top prize.

“Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” “Inception,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “The King’s Speech,” “The Social Network,” and “Toy Story 3” all received unanimous votes for Best Picture. Meanwhile, four men are locks for Best Director according to editors’ votes: Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”), David Fincher (“The Social Network”), Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech”), and Christopher Nolan (“Inception”).

For lead performances, editors were only in 100% agreement for two choices in each category: Annette Bening (“The Kids Are All Right”) and Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”) for Best Actress, and Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) and James Franco (“127 Hours”) for Best Actor.

For Best Supporting Actress, the three locks are Amy Adams (“The Fighter”), Helena Bonham Carter (“The King’s Speech”), and Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”), while the two unanimous choices for Best Supporting Actor are Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) and Geoffrey Rush (“The King’s Speech”).

Our editors are Chris Beachum, Matthew Cormier, Marcus Dixon, Darrin Dortch, Rob Licuria, Matt Noble, Andrew Pickett, David Schnelwar, and Ben Scuglia. Below are the complete list of their choices.

BEST PICTURE
“Alice in Wonderland” — Scuglia
“Black Swan” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
“The Fighter” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
“Inception” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
“The Kids Are All Right” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
“The King’s Speech” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
“127 Hours” — Cormier, Dixon, Licuria, Noble, Pickett
“The Social Network” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
“The Town” — Beachum, Cormier, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Schnelwar
“Toy Story 3” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
“True Grit” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
“Winter’s Bone” — Beachum, Dixon, Dortch, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia

BEST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
Joel & Ethan Cohen, “True Grit” — Pickett, Scuglia
David Fincher, “The Social Network” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
Tom Hooper, “The King’s Speech” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
Christopher Nolan, “Inception” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
David O. Russell, “The Fighter” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Schnelwar

BEST ACTRESS
Annette Bening, “The Kids Are All Right” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
Nicole Kidman, “Rabbit Hole” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Schnelwar
Jennifer Lawrence, “Winter’s Bone” — Beachum, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
Leslie Manville, “Another Year” — Noble, Scuglia
Julianne Moore, “The Kids are All Right” — Dixon, Schnelwar
Natalie Portman, “Black Swan” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
Hailee Steinfeld, “True Grit” — Beachum, Cormier, Dortch, Licuria, Pickett
Michelle Williams, “Blue Valentine” — Cormier, Pickett, Scuglia

BEST ACTOR
Javier Bardem, “Biutiful” — Beachum, Dortch, Schnelwar, Scuglia
Jeff Bridges, “True Grit” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Pickett, Schnelwar
Robert Duvall, “Get Low” — Noble
Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network” — Beachum, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
James Franco, “127 Hours” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
Paul Giamatti, “Barney’s Version” — Cormier
Ryan Gosling, “Blue Valentine” — Pickett
Mark Wahlberg, “The Fighter” — Cormier, Dixon, Licuria, Noble, Scuglia

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, “The Fighter” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
Helena Bonham Carter, “The King’s Speech” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
Barbara Hershey, “Black Swan” — Dixon, Licuria, Scuglia
Mila Kunis, “Black Swan” — Beachum, Cormier, Dortch, Noble, Schnelwar, Scuglia
Melissa Leo, “The Fighter” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
Lesley Manville, “Another Year” — Pickett
Hailee Steinfeld, “True Grit” — Schnelwar
Jacki Weaver, “Animal Kingdom” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale, “The Fighter” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
Michael Douglas, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” — Dixon
Andrew Garfield, “The Social Network” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar
John Hawkes, “Winter’s Bone” — Scuglia
Jeremy Renner, “The Town” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar
Sam Rockwell, “Conviction” — Scuglia
Mark Ruffalo, “The Kids Are All Right” — Beachum, Cormier, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia
Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech” — Beachum, Cormier, Dixon, Dortch, Licuria, Noble, Pickett, Schnelwar, Scuglia

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