Friday, February 11, 2011

Ebert Predicts Supporting Actor Upsets

As part of his annual $100,000 Outguess Ebert contest, Roger Ebert today solidified his predictions on who and what will take home Oscars on Feb. 27.

Some of his choices are destined to be reflected by Oscar voters, but others, namely the Supporting Actor and Actress categories, are real curveballs.  I don't agree with his Supporting Actor choice, but he could be right on for Supporting Actress.

The following is a list of Ebert’s Oscar predications in major categories.  For more information, click here.

Best PictureThe King’s Speech
Best Director: Tom Hooper for The King’s Speech
Best Actor: Colin Firth in The King’s Speech
Best Actress: Natalie Portman in Black Swan
Best Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush in The King’s Speech
Best Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit
Best Original Screenplay: David Seidler for The King’s Speech
Best Adapted Screenplay:  Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network
Best Foreign Language FilmIncendies
Best DocumentaryInside Job
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins for True Grit (finally, the dude’s been nominated nine times)

For more of my Oscar coverage, click here.