BEST PICTURE – DRAMA: The King's Speech; The Social Network; Black Swan; The Fighter; Inception. All fine with me except The King's Speech which is clearly a nostalgia choice and comes on the back of Colin Firth catching everyone's eye last year. Black Swan should win. The Social Network might.
BEST PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Alice in Wonderland; Burlesque; The Kids Are Alright; Red; The Tourist. All more or less rubbish. The Kids Are Alright will probably win because Hollywood loves to prove how right on it is.
BEST DIRECTOR: Darren Aronofsky, David Fincher, Tom Hooper, Christopher Nolan and David O Russell. In other words, all the Best Picture-Drama directors, which shows how piss-poor the Comedy noms are.
BEST ACTOR - DRAMA: Jesse Eisenberg; Colin Firth; James Franco (127 Hours); Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine); Mark Wahlberg. Let's hope James Franco gets this for his superb perf.
BEST ACTRESS - DRAMA: Halle Berry (Frankie & Alice); Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole); Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), Natalie Portman (Black Swan); Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine). Let's hope Jennifer Lawrence wins.
BEST ACTOR - MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Johnny Depp (The Tourist and Alice); Paul Giamatti (Barney's Valentine); Jake Gyllenhaal (Love and Other Drugs); Kevin Spacey (Casino Jack). No comment.
BEST ACTRESS - MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right; Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs; Angelina Jolie, The Tourist, Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right; Emma Stone, Easy A. Angelina Jolie. Seriously?
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christian Bale, The Fighter; Michael Douglas, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Andrew Garfield, The Social Network; Jeremy Renner, The Town; Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech. I mean, I love Andrew Garfield and Michael Douglas, but these performances are nowt special. In fact, none of these performances are anything special.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Amy Adams, The Fighter; Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech; Mila Kunis, Black Swan; Melissa Leo, The Fighter; Jacki Weaver, “Animal Kingdom. Who cares.
BEST ANIMATED FILM: Despicable Me; How to Train Your Dragon; The Illusionist; Tangled; Toy Story 3. It's gonna be Toy Story 3 isn't it?
BEST SCREENPLAY: Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours; Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Bloomberg, The Kids are All Right; Christopher Nolan, Inception; David Seidler, The King's Speech; Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network. Bound to be Aaron Sorkin who wins this, right?
BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM: Biutiful; The Concert; The Edge; I am Love; In a Better World. By far not the best five but of this pick, Io Sono Amoro should win. Biutiful probably will though.
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Alexandre Desplat, The King's Speech; Danny Elfman, Alice in Wonderland; A.R.Rahmann, 127 Hours; Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network; Hans Zimmer, Inception.
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: "Bound to You" from Burlesque; "Coming Home" from Country Strong; "I See the Light" from Tangled; "There's a Place for Us" from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" from Burlesque.