The Oklahoman's entertainment staff - writers Brandy McDonnell and Gene Triplett, along with Features Editor Matt Price - answered questions from readers in today's Academy Awards preview chat, gearing up for the 83rd Oscars this Sunday. Read the entire chat recap here.
Brandy McDonnell: I'd be shocked if Colin Firth didn't win. Particularly strong competition this year. [Javier] Bardem already has an Oscar, [Jesse] Eisenberg and [James] Franco cancel each other out, and [Jeff] Bridges really ought to be in the supporting race. Matt Price: Colin Firth is almost certainly your winner. If you like to bet longshots, James Franco. But Firth is as much of a lock as you're likely to see in a major category. Gene Triplett: Colin Firth is due. He should have won for A Single Man last year. He'll beat Jeff Bridges to the draw this time out.