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Editors’ Oscar picks

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The 83rd annual Academy Awards (Oscars) will air Feb. 27. The first Academy Awards occurred on May 16, 1929 without any media coverage. By the time it happened a year later, a radio station covered the event.

Recently, a study conducted at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and Carnegie Mellon University found actresses who were nominated in the Best Actress category and won were at greater risk for getting divorced. The study looked at 751 nominees, in the Best Actor and Actress categories of the Academy Awards between 1936 to 2010. The results show that Best Actress winners have a 63 percent chance of their marriages ending sooner than the marriages of the women who did not win.

Last year, “The Hurt Locker” won Best Picture, Sandra Bullock won Best Actress for “The Blind Side,” Jeff Bridges won Best Actor for “Crazy Heart,” Mo ‘Nique won Best Supporting Actress for “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” and Christoph Waltz won Best Supporting Actor for “Inglourious Basterds.”

In celebration of this year’s Oscars, the editors at U-News picked their favorites to win. Check ‘em out!

sashlock@unews.com

Nominations:

Best Picture

  • “Black Swan”
  • “The Fighter”
  • “Inception”
  • “The Kids are All Right”
  • “The King’s Speech”
  • The King's Speech
    Colin Firth in The King's Speech

    “127 Hours”

  • “The Social Network”
  • “Toy Story 3”
  • “True Grit”
  • “Winter’s Bone”

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Annette Bening – “The Kids are All Right”
  • Nicole Kidman – “Rabbit Hole”
  • Jennifer Lawrence – “Winter’s Bone”
  • Natalie Portman – “Black Swan”
  • Michelle Williams – “Blue Valentine”

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Javier Bardem – “Biutiful”
  • The Fighter
    Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter

    Jeff Bridges – “True Grit”

  • Jesse Eisenberg – “The Social Network”
  • Colin Firth – “The King’s Speech”
  • James Franco – “127 Hours”

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams – “The Fighter”
  • Helena Bonham Carter -“The King’s Speech”
  • Melissa Leo – “The Fighter”
  • Hailee Steinfeld – “True Grit”
  • Jacki Weaver – “Animal Kingdom”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Christian Bale – “The Fighter”
  • Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit
    Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit

    John Hawkes – “Winter’s Bone”

  • Jeremy Renner – “The Town”
  • Mark Ruffalo – “The Kids are All Right”
  • Geoffrey Rush – “The King’s Speech”

Our Picks:

Best Picture

  • Sarah – “Blue Valentine”*
  • Kasim – “Inception”
  • Kevin – “King’s Speech”
  • Melissa – “The Social Network”
  • Briana – “True Grit”
  • Brad – “Toy Story 3”
  • Black Swan
    Black Swan

    Ethan – “The Social Network”

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Sarah – Natalie Portman
  • Kasim – Natalie Portman
  • Kevin – Natalie Portman
  • Melissa – Michelle Williams
  • Briana – Michelle Williams
  • Brad – Natalie Portman
  • Ethan – Natalie Portman

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Sarah – Ryan Gosling*
  • Kasim – James Franco
  • 127 Hours
    James Franco in 127 Hours

    Kevin – Colin Firth

  • Melissa – Jesse Eisenberg
  • Briana – Jeff Bridges
  • Brad – James Franco
  • Ethan – Colin Firth

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Sarah – Helena Bonham Carter
  • Kasim – Helena Bonham Carter
  • Kevin – Helena Bonham Carter
  • Melissa – Melissa Leo
  • Briana – Hailee Steinfeld
  • Brad – Melissa Leo
  • Ethan – Hailee Steinfeld

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Toy Story 3
    Toy Story 3

    Sarah – Geoffrey Rush

  • Kasim – Jeremy Renner
  • Kevin – Christian Bale
  • Melissa – Andrew Garfield*
  • Briana – Christian Bale
  • Brad – Christian Bale
  • Ethan – Christian Bale

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