This is it, folks. We’re coming down to the wire on the 2011 Academy Awards. In this week’s poll, it’s time for you to tell us your predictions for the big trophy: Best Picture.
In this first poll, tell us which movie you predict the Academy will give the award to.
Next, give us your opinion on which movie you think should win the award.
As I explained when the nominations were announced, the front runners this year are clearly ‘The Social Network’ and ‘The King’s Speech’. I expect the voting to be divided between younger Academy members who’ll go for ‘The Social Network’, and older members who’ll prefer ‘The King’s Speech’. After winning the SAG and DGA Awards, I think that ‘The King’s Speech’ has more momentum and will most likely take the trophy.
‘Black Swan’ could be a dark horse, if you’ll forgive the mixed metaphors. That seems like a pretty remote possibility, though.
My favorite movie of the year was ‘True Grit’, but I doubt it will win Best Picture. ‘Toy Story 3’ will almost certainly win the Best Animated Feature award, but not this one.
‘Inception’ will probably be the popular choice among the public, but its lack of a Best Director nomination takes it out of serious contention for the big prize.
The rest of the nominess (‘127 Hours’, ‘The Fighter’, ‘The Kids Are All Right’, an ‘Winter’s Bone’) all fall into the “It’s an honor to be nominated” category. None stand a chance of winning.