Oscar 2011 predictions by Ann Hornaday and Jen Chaney

Saturday, February 26, 2011; 5:29 PM

Best Picture

l "Black Swan"

l "The Fighter"

l "Inception"

l "The Kids Are All Right"

l "The King's Speech"

l "127 Hours"

l "The Social Network"

l "Toy Story 3"

l "True Grit"

l "Winter's Bone"

A.H.: By most accounts, this is "The King's Speech's" to lose, and in some ways that would be appropriate for a category that's about more than the sum of a film's parts. "The King's Speech" wasn't ambitious or inherently cinematic (it could easily have existed as a "Masterpiece Theater" series), but there's no doubt that it captured the imagination of the movie-going public. In my heart, though, I know the smartest, most well-crafted, most resonant movie of the year was "The Social Network." :(

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