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.
On who will win the Best Actor award at the Oscars:
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.
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.
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.
On any award categories that could have a surprise winner:
I think Best Supporting Actress is the most wide-open category
Could be in the supporting actress category.
Chat Recap: Oscars Preview