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Experts' Oscar predictions in all 24 categories

February 25, 2011 |  7:00 am

Below are the complete, updated Oscar predictions of six of our Buzzmeter pundits: Dave Karger (Entertainment Weekly), Sasha Stone (AwardsDaily), Anne Thompson (Indiewire), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood-Elsewhere) and me. Please give us your Academy Award predictions at The Envelope's Oscar ballot.

-- Tom O'Neil

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BEST PICTURE
"Black Swan"
"The Fighter"
"Inception"
"The Kids Are All Right"
"The King's Speech" -- Karger, O'Neil, Thompson
"127 Hours"
"The Social Network" -- Stone, Travers, Wells
"Toy Story 3"
"True Grit"
"Winter's Bone"

DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky, "Black Swan"
David O. Russell, "The Fighter"
Tom Hooper, "The King's Speech"
David Fincher, "The Social Network" -- Karger, O'Neil, Stone, Thompson, Travers, Wells
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, "True Grit"

LEAD ACTOR
Javier Bardem, "Biutiful"
Jeff Bridges, "True Grit"
Jesse Eisenberg, "The Social Network"
Colin Firth, "The King's Speech" -- Karger, O'Neil, Stone, Thompson, Travers, Wells
James Franco, "127 Hours"

LEAD ACTRESS
Annette Bening, "The Kids Are All Right" -- Thompson, Travers
Nicole Kidman, "Rabbit Hole"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Winter's Bone"
Natalie Portman, "Black Swan" -- Karger, O'Neil, Stone, Wells
Michelle Williams, "Blue Valentine"

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale, "The Fighter" --  Karger, O'Neil, Thompson, Travers, Wells
John Hawkes, "Winter's Bone"
Jeremy Renner, "The Town"
Mark Ruffalo, "The Kids Are All Right"
Geoffrey Rush, "The King's Speech" -- Stone



 SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, "The Fighter"
Helena Bonham Carter, "The King's Speech" -- Thompson
Melissa Leo, "The Fighter" --  O'Neil, Travers, Wells
Hailee Steinfeld, "True Grit" -- Karger, Stone
Jacki Weaver, "Animal Kingdom" 

ANIMATED FEATURE
"How to Train Your Dragon"
"The Illusionist"
"Toy Story 3" -- Karger, O'Neil, Stone, Thompson, Travers, Wells 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
"127 Hours"
"The Social Network" -- Karger, O'Neil, Stone, Thompson, Travers, Wells
"Toy Story 3"
"True Grit"
"Winter's Bone"


ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
"Another Year"
"The Fighter"
"Inception"
"The Kids Are All Right"
"The King's Speech" -- Karger, O'Neil, Stone, Thompson, Travers, Wells

ART DIRECTION
"Alice in Wonderland" -- Karger, O'Neil, Travers
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1"
"Inception" -- Thompson, Wells
"The King's Speech" -- Stone
"True Grit"

CINEMATOGRAPHY
"Black Swan" -- Travers
"Inception"
"The King's Speech"
"The Social Network"
"True Grit" -- Karger, O'Neil, Stone, Thompson, Wells

COSTUME DESIGN
"Alice in Wonderland" -- Karger, O'Neil, Thompson, Wells
"I Am Love"
"The King's Speech" – Stone, Travers
"The Tempest"
"True Grit"

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
"Exit Through the Gift Shop" -- Thompson
"Gasland"
"Inside Job" -- Karger, Travers, Wells
"Restrepo" -- O'Neil
"Waste Land" -- Stone

DOCUMENTARY SHORT
"Killing in the Name" -- Karger, O'Neil, Wells
"Poster Girl" -- Stone
"Strangers No More" -- Travers
"Sun Come Up"
"The Warriors of Qiugang" -- Thompson

FILM EDITING
"Black Swan"
"The Fighter"
"The King's Speech"
"127 Hours"
"The Social Network" -- Karger, O'Neil, Stone, Thompson, Travers, Wells

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
"Biutiful," Mexico -- Wells
"Dogtooth," Greece
"In a Better World," Denmark -- Karger, O'Neil, Stone, Thompson, Travers
"Incendies," Canada
"Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)," Algeria

MAKEUP
"Barney's Version"
"The Way Back" – Stone, Wells
"The Wolfman" -- Karger, O'Neil, Thompson, Travers

ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE
"How to Train Your Dragon"
"Inception"
"The King's Speech" -- Karger, O'Neil, Thompson
"127 Hours"
"The Social Network" – Stone, Travers, Wells

SONG
"Coming Home" ("Country Strong")
"I See the Light" ("Tangled")  
"If I Rise" ("127 Hours") – Karger
"We Belong Together" ("Toy Story 3") -- O'Neil, Stone, Thompson, Travers, Wells

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
"Day & Night"
"The Gruffalo" -- Karger, O'Neil, Stone, Travers, Wells
"Let's Pollute"
"The Lost Thing" -- Thompson
"Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)" 

LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM
"The Confession" -- Karger
"The Crush"
"God of Love" -- Wells
"Na Wewe" -- O'Neil, Travers
"Wish 143" -- Stone, Thompson

SOUND EDITING
"Inception" – Karger, O'Neil, Stone, Thompson, Travers, Wells
"Toy Story 3"
"Tron: Legacy"
"True Grit"
"Unstoppable"

SOUND MIXING
"Inception" --  Karger, O'Neil, Stone, Thompson, Travers
"The King's Speech"
"Salt"
"The Social Network" -- Wells
"True Grit" -- Stone

VISUAL EFFECTS
"Alice in Wonderland"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1"
"Hereafter"
"Inception" – Karger, O'Neil, Stone, Thompson, Travers, Wells
"Iron Man 2"

Illustration by Tom O'Neil

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