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 Feb 24 - Mar 2, 2011 


The 2011 Academy Awards Ballot

Here’s the complete listing of this year’s Academy Awards nominees. For the top eight categories, we’ve included each nominee’s name along with a list of the accolades that have already been won, as well as betting odds according to historic London bookmaker Ladbrokes. Plus, we’ve added our own “Alibi Predicts” picks.

Best Picture

Black Swan (AFCA). Odds: 50/1

The Fighter. Odds: 33/1

Inception (COFCA). Odds: 100/1

The Kids Are All Right (GG). Odds: 250/1

The King’s Speech (BAFTA, BIFA, PFCS). Odds: 1/5

127 Hours. Odds: 250/1


Toy Story 3. Odds: 100/1

True Grit. Odds: 25/1

Winter’s Bone (SDFCS). Odds: 250/1

Alibi Predicts: The King’s Speech

The Social Network


Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky (AFCA, SDFCS). Odds: 25/1

The Fighter, David O. Russell. Odds: 66/1

The King’s Speech, Tom Hooper. Odds: 6/4

The Social Network, David Fincher (BSFC, CFCA, DFWFCA, FFCC, GG, LVFCS, LAFCA, NBR, OFCS, TFCA, WAFCA). Odds: 8/15

True Grit, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. Odds: 50/1

Alibi Predicts: The Social Network

Colin Firth talks The King’s Speech

Actor in a Leading Role

Javier Bardem, Biutiful. Odds: 33/1

Jeff Bridges, True Grit. Odds: 40/1

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network (BSFC, NBR, TFCA). Odds: 40/1

Colin Firth, The King's Speech (AFCA, BAFTA, BIFA, CFCA, FFCC, GG, KCFCC, LAFCA, OFCS, PFCS, WAFCA). Odds: 1/33

James Franco, 127 Hours (COFCA, DFWFCA, LVFCS). Odds: 25/1

Alibi Predicts: Colin Firth interviews Geoffrey Rush about The King’s Speech

Actor in a Supporting Role

Christian Bale, The Fighter (AFCA, BSFC, CFCA, DFWFCA, GG, KCFCC, LVFCS, NBR, OFCS, PFCS, WAFCA). Odds: 1/7

John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone (SDFCS). Odds: 66/1

Jeremy Renner, The Town. Odds: 66/1

Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right. Odds: 66/1

Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech (BAFTA, BIFA, COFCA). Odds: 9/2

Alibi Predicts: Geoffrey Rush

Winter’s Bone

Actress in a Leading Role

Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right (GG). Odds: 7/1

Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole. Odds: 80/1

Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone (PFCS, SDFCS, TFCA, WAFCA). Odds: 20/1

Natalie Portman, Black Swan (BAFTA, BSFC, COFCA, CFCA, DFWFCA, FFCC, GG, KDFCC, LVFCS, OFCS, PFCS). Odds: 1/4

Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine. Odds: 80/1

Alibi Predicts: Jennifer Lawrence

The Fighter

Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams, The Fighter (LVFCS). Odds: 20/1

Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech (BAFTA, BIFA). Odds: 8/1

Melissa Leo, The Fighter (DFWFCA, GG, PFCS, WAFCA). Odds: 2/5

Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit (AFCA, COFCA, CFCA, KCFCC, OFCS, TFCA). Odds: 3/1

Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom (LAFCA, NBR). Odds: 50/1

Alibi Predicts: Melissa Leo

College Movie Review interview with The Social Network ’s Aaron Sorkin

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

127 Hours, screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy. Odds: 40/1

The Social Network, screenplay by Aaron Sorkin (AFCA, BAFTA, BSFC, COFCA, CFCA, DFWFCA, GG, KCFCC, LVFCS, LAFCA, NBR, OFCS, PFCS, SDFCS, TFCA, WAFCA). Odds: 1/25

Toy Story 3, screenplay by Michael Arndt; story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich. Odds: 16/1

True Grit, written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen. Odds: 16/1

Winter’s Bone, adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini. Odds: 66/1

Alibi Predicts: The Social Network


Writing (Original Screenplay)

Another Year, written by Mike Leigh. Odds: 33/1

The Fighter, screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson. Odds: 50/1

Inception, written by Christopher Nolan (COFCA, CFCA, KCFCC, OFCS, PFCS, WAFCA). Odds: 3/1

The Kids Are All Right, written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg. Odds: 10/1

The King’s Speech, screenplay by David Seidler (BAFTA, BIFA). Odds: 1/4

Alibi Predicts: Inception

How To Train Your Dragon

Animated Feature Film

How to Train Your Dragon

The Illusionist

Toy Story 3

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Art Direction

Alice in Wonderland

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1


The King’s Speech

True Grit

True Grit


Black Swan


The King’s Speech

The Social Network

True Grit

Alice in Wonderland

Costume Design

Alice in Wonderland

I Am Love

The King’s Speech

The Tempest

True Grit

Waste Land

Documentary (Feature)

Exit Through the Gift Shop


Inside Job


Waste Land

“The Warriors of Qiugang”

Documentary (Short Subject)

“Killing in the Name”

“Poster Girl”

“Strangers No More”

“Sun Come Up”

“The Warriors of Qiugang”

Black Swan

Film Editing

Black Swan

The Fighter

The King’s Speech

127 Hours

The Social Network


Foreign Language Film

Biutiful, Mexico

Dogtooth, Greece

In a Better World, Denmark

Incendies, Canada

Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi), Algeria

Barney’s Version


Barney’s Version

The Way Back

The Wolfman

127 Hours

Music (Original Score)

How to Train Your Dragon, John Powell

Inception, Hans Zimmer

The King’s Speech, Alexandre Desplat

127 Hours, A.R. Rahman

The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Toy Story 3

Music (Original Song)

“Coming Home” from Country Strong, music and lyrics by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey

“I See the Light” from Tangled, music by Alan Menken; lyrics by Glenn Slater

“If I Rise” from 127 Hours, music by A.R. Rahman; lyrics by Dido and Rollo Armstrong

“We Belong Together” from Toy Story 3, music and lyrics by Randy Newman

An inside look at Pixar’s “Day & Night”

Short Film (Animated)

“Day & Night”

“The Gruffalo”

“Let’s Pollute”

“The Lost Thing”

“Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)”

“Na Wewe”

Short Film (Live Action)

“The Confession”

“The Crush”

“God of Love”

“Na Wewe”

“Wish 143”

Tron: Legacy

Sound Editing


Toy Story 3

Tron: Legacy

True Grit



Sound Mixing


The King’s Speech


The Social Network

True Grit

Iron Man 2

Visual Effects

Alice in Wonderland

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1



Iron Man 2

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