Oscar Predictions 2011

The Oscars start today at 5pm PST and it has the potential to be a good show. I’m looking forward to see how James Franco and Anne Hathaway, two of the youngest hosts to ever present and the first onstage male-female pairing, perform. Franco can be hilarious when he wants to be; Hathaway is a good actress but a question mark as a host. And you never know how the Academy Awards writing team will botch their potential.

Expect lots ofI should win for 127 Hours jokes” and “Love and Other Drugs not being nominated jokes” from the pair.

But more importantly, there are some great films competing for top honors. Despite The Social Network‘s dominance through much of Oscar season, buzz has shifted to The King’s Speech – which has the potential to run the table. As a reminder, in our top ten movies of 2010, we selected The King’s Speech as our #2 film only behind Black Swan – and The Social Network at #7. We’ll know early on whether The King’s Speech will rule the day, but if it doesn’t there are some categories that have the potential to be competitive (they also have the potential to be predictable, too).

Here are FilmJabber’s Oscar predictions for 2011:

View a full list of 2010 Academy Award nominees.

By Erik Samdahl
Related categories: Awards & Oscars