The Real Reel’s official BAFTA predictions

The British Academy Awards (BAFTA) are scheduled to take place in just a few hours and while all your favorite nominees will be on hand for the ceremony, predictability shouldn’t reign supreme like in previous weeks.  For starters, you can be assured that Melissa Leo will not win!  Other than that, I lied, it should be a pretty predictable night.

Check out my predictions down below with the usual color commentary. Also, make sure to follow @BAFTA for up to the minute coverage on the show. However, if you want to be surprised, be advised to stay away from Twitter and catch the not so live awards tonight on BBC1.  Check your local listings.

BEST FILM

The Social Network – Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Céan Chaffin

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

The King’s Speech – Tom Hooper, David Seidler, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin

The Real REAL: Considering there’s a chance to honor “bitter rivals”  The Social Network & The King’s Speech, the BAFTAs seem like a ballsy enough awards show to do just that.  Everyone wins!

DIRECTOR

The Social Network – David Fincher

The Real REAL: Yes, Tom Hooper & The King’s Speech look to be the favorites but who cares, I’m calling Fincher for this one.

LEADING ACTOR

Colin Firth – The King’s Speech

The Real REAL: Personally, I’d love to see Jesse Eisenberg or Javier Bardem win this, realistically, Firth will grace the stage for his second consecutive win.

LEADING ACTRESS

Noomi Rapace – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Real REAL: Yes, I went there.  Why? Because this awards season has become so predictable!  It would be nice if someone like Rapace ,who actually poses a legitimate threat to Natalie Portman, won

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Christian Bale – The Fighter

The Real REALBale is riding this thing until the wheels fall off.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Barbara Hershey – Black Swan

The Real REAL: Melissa Leo didn’t make the cut in this category, so instead of predicting who will win this,  I just selected who I want win.  Go figure: no Melissa Leo = this category being a total toss-up!

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The King’s Speech – David Seidler

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Social Network – Aaron Sorkin

The Real REAL:  Seidler and Sorkin should clear room in their trophy case, as I don’t expect the BAFTAs to stray to far from previous awards ceremonies. Although, it wouldn’t be a surprise if The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo dethroned The Social Network in the adapted screenplay category.

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