Kevin’s Blog: My 2011 Oscar Predictions!

It’s Oscar time! This is the second year we’re seeing 10 films (opposed to five) up for the Best Picture award, and it’s still kind of weird to me. But while 10 nominees seem like a lot, this is the first time I’ve actually watched all of them! From “Black Swan” to “Winter’s Bone,” I spent a fair amount of time sitting in movie theaters this year–and because of that, I feel the need to make some predictions.

Once this goes live, there’s no changing it. If I get every category wrong, it’ll be an embarrassment that lives online forever; but if I get them all right, I will gladly accept your praise.

Here are my Oscar picks:

BEST PICTURE
“The Social Network”

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Christian Bale (“The Fighter”)

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”)

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”)

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“Toy Story 3″

ART DIRECTION
“True Grit”

CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Black Swan”

COSTUME DESIGN
“The Tempest”

DIRECTING
Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“Exit Through the Gift Shop”