How The Academy Awards Will Go Down

This weekend we can expect to see a variety of things: tears, long winded speeches, awkward presenter jokes and some naff dancing and singing segments. Yes this year’s Academy Awards are upon us and many have predicted already how the awards will pan out. So I’m about to throw my ore in and tell you who will win out of the nominees, or at least who I think will win. Bearing in mind these have changed since the nominations were announced. Here they are my predictions below with the possible upsets in some categories:

Best Picture
WINNER: The King’s Speech
UPSET: The Social Network

Best Director:
WINNER: David Fincher – The Social Network
UPSET: Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech

Best Actor in a Leading Role:
WINNER: Colin Firth – The King’s Speech

Best Actress in a Leading Role:
WINNER: Natalie Portman – Black Swan
UPSET: Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
WINNER: Christian Bale – The Fighter
UPSET: Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:
WINNER: Melissa Leo – The Fighter
UPSET: Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit

Best Adapted Screenplay:
WINNER: The Social Network (Aaron Sorkin)

Best Original Screenplay:
WINNER: The King’s Speech (David Seidler)
UPSET: Inception (Christopher Nolan)

Best Animated Feature
WINNER: Toy Story 3

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration:
WINNER: Inception
UPSET: The King’s Speech

Best Cinematography:
WINNER: True Grit
UPSET: Inception

Best Costume Design:
WINNER: Alice in Wonderland
UPSET: The King’s Speech

Best Documentary (Feature)
WINNER: Inside Job
UPSET: Exit Through the Gift Shop

Best Documentary (Short)
WINNER: Killing in the Name
UPSET: Poster Girl

Best Film Editing
WINNER: The Social Network

Best Foreign Language Film
WINNER: Biutiful
UPSET: Incendies

Best Make Up
WINNER: The Wolfman

Best Music (Original Score)
WINNER: The Social Network (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)
UPSET: The King’s Speech (Alexandre Desplat)

Best Music (Original Song)
WINNER: “We Belong Together” from Toy Story 3
UPSET: “If I Rise” from 127 Hours

Best Short Film (Animated)
WINNER: Day & Night
UPSET: The Gruffalo

Best Short Film (Live Action)
WINNER: God of Love
UPSET: Wish 143

Best Sound Editing
WINNER: Inception

Best Sound Mixing
WINNER: Inception
UPSET: The Social Network or True Grit

Best Visual Effects
WINNER: Inception