Win your Oscars pool by following our experts

The consensus of our top Oscar pundits, who are drawn from leading publications and websites, is that the following will prevail in the 24 competitive categories at Sunday’s Academy Awards.

But be warned: several of these races remain extremely close, with just one or two votes separating the top contenders.

Category Winner
Picture “The King’s Speech
Actor Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”
Actress Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
Supp. Actor Christian Bale, “The Fighter”
Supp. Actress Melissa Leo, “The Fighter”
Director David Fincher, “The Social Network”
Original Screenplay David Seidler, “The King’s Speech”
Adapted Screenplay Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network”
Art Direction “The King’s Speech”
Cinematography “True Grit”
Costume Design “The King’s Speech”
Editing “The Social Network”
Makeup “The Wolfman”
Score “The Social Network”
Song “We Belong Together” (“Toy Story 3”)
Sound Editing “Inception”
Sound Mixing “Inception”
Visual Effects “Inception”
Foreign Language “In a Better World”
Animated Feature “Toy Story 3”
Animated Short “The Gruffalo”
Documentary Feature “Inside Job”
Documentary Short “Strangers No More”
Live Action Short “God of Love”

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