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 Feinberg, the lead awards analyst for The Hollywood Reporter, is one of the entertainment industry's most experienced and trusted experts about the Oscars, Emmys and Tonys. He started on the awards beat in 2001, writing for independent websites including his own ScottFeinberg.com before joining the Los Angeles Times and then THR, for which he writes “The Race” blog, which won the LA Press Club’s National Entertainment Journalism Award for best entertainment blog of 2012-2013. A voting member of both the Broadcast Film Critics' Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association, he is also writing a book about film history for young people for which he has interviewed more than 500 high-profile Hollywood figures whose careers span the silent era through the present.
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