If Colin Firth and Natalie Portman don't win Best Actor and Actress statuettes, I'll take up ballet and change my name to Mark Darcy.
Melissa Leo should win for best supporting actress but her self-promoting consider campaign may turn academy members off. If it does Hailee Steinfeld will collect.
Christian Bale will win best supporting actor for his work in The Fighter. Academy voters love a good physical transformation.
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Social Network is tipped to win Best Picture but did it peak too early? I don't think The King's Speech is out of the running by any stretch.