127 Hours was the only nominee that also did not have a best motion picture nomination. Sorkin was the favorite and the winner in this dialogue driven gem.
Best Animated Feature Film
How to Train Your Dragon
*Toy Story 3
Pixar/Disney gets their fifth consecutive win among a great group this year. Toy Story 3 should be an Oscar nominee for best picture as well as best animated film, so they had a definite edge.
Best Foreign Language Film
I Am Love
*In a Better World
Past Oscar acting nominees Javier Bardem and Tilda Swinton brought Biutiful and I Am Love higher exposure levels, but World wins.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy
*Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie, The Tourist
Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone, Easy A
Bening gets her due praise as one of the Kid nominees increased her and Moore’s chances. Look for a showdown against Portman at the Oscars.
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy
Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp, The Tourist
*Paul Giamatti, Barney's Version
Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey, Casino Jack
This year the winner Giamatti does not have the usual high chance of an Oscar nomination and Depp’s double nomination did not increase his odds.
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
*Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Carter was the favorite for the award and again a fashion target for wearing different colored shoes, but Oscar nominee Leo punches out a win even after duking it out with her co-star Adams. As a double film nominee for The Fighter, Adams and Leo split the votes between themselves, but at least increase their chances for a Fighter Oscar win.
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture