Roger Ebert Picks Oscar Winners: Firth, Rush, Steinfeld, Hooper, Sorkin and 'Incendies'
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Best Picture: The King's Speech (The Social Network was screwed by opening before Thanksgiving).
Best Actor: Colin Firth
Best Actress: Natalie Portman
Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush (Christian Bale's screwed by the King's sweep).
Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld (because Melissa Leo and Amy Adams split the vote).
Original Screenplay: David Seidler (though Mike Leigh's was better).
Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin
Foreign: Incendies (though Ebert relies on trusted friends' reports).
Animated: Toy Story 3
Documentary: Inside Job (shoulda been Restrepo).
Cinematography: Roger Deakins
Film Editing: The Social Network
Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland
Makeup: Adrien Morot for aging Paul Giamatti
Score: Alexandre Desplat
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Scott, whose THR coverage appears both in print and online, is one of the film industry's most experienced and trusted awards analysts, and possesses one of the strongest track records at forecasting the Oscars. His best showings came in 2006 and 2013, when he called 21 of 24 winners; he was also the only pundit to project long-shot best picture nominations for The Reader (2008), The Blind Side (2009) and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011). An alumnus of Brandeis University, he previously ran "The Feinberg Files" blog for the Los Angeles Times. He is now a voting member of both the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, and is writing a book about film history for young people for which he has interviewed more than 350 high-profile Hollywood figures.
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