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'King's Speech' and 'Social Network' Are Oscars Favorites for Movie of the Year

November 6, 2010 (8:06 am) GMT
'The King's Speech' and 'The Social Network' as well as '127 Hours' have been picked by experts as the ones which will fight it out for the Best Picture honor in February 2011.
'King's Speech' and 'Social Network' Are Oscars Favorites for Movie of the Year

"" and "" have emerged as clear Oscars favorites for movie of the year in the first serious odds chart of the upcoming awards season. Experts at top awards show website GoldDerby have ranked their top picks and have suggested "The Social Network" and "The King's Speech" will fight it out for the Best Picture honor in February 2011.

The GoldDerby editors have 's "The King's Speech" as the film of the year, just ahead of "The Social Network" and 's gripping new survival movie "". They have Firth as the favorite to win Oscar gold as Best Actor, ahead of James Franco ("127 Hours") and 2010 winner (""), while is favored as the Best Actress ahead of ("The Kids Are Alright") for her portrayal of a ballet dancer in "".

The editors have given "" 's the edge over ("The King's Speech"), ("The Kids Are Alright") and ("") in the Best Supporting Actor category, while 's portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in "The King's Speech" leads the Best Supporting Actress list, ahead of ("Black Swan") and ("").

The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced on January 25, 2011. The ceremony takes place at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood on February 27, 2011.

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