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Saturday, February 26, 2011

MD Poll: All Hail the King

With just over a day until the "real thing", it's time to take a look at the final results of our latest MD Poll and see what movies and performers would win the top Academy Awards If You Picked the Oscars:

At close to 30% of the vote, The King's Speech was victorious as your Best Picture pick. However, second place went to Black Swan over the heavily favored The Social Network, which placed third. Inception and Toy Story 3 round out the top five.

Just as expected for tomorrow night, Colin Firth easily topped the Best Actor race, with Oscar co-host James Franco coming in a distant second for his performance in 127 Hours.

The Black Swan herself, Natalie Portman, triumphed as Best Actress, with her closest competition, The Kids Are All Right's Annette Bening placing second.

As for the supporting categories, one film delivered two knockout performances that you chose as the champions. With over half of the votes, The Fighter's Christian Bale was named your Best Supporting Actor. But it wasn't without a fight, as The King's Speech's Geoffrey Rush earned over half of the remaining votes.

The closest race, here and in reality, was for Best Supporting Actress. With just 0.5% of a difference, The Fighter's Melissa Leo squeaked past The King's Speech's Helena Bonham Carter for the win. Also making an impressive showing was True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld.

See the complete results in the comments section below, and be sure to tune in to the actual Oscars tomorrow night on ABC to see how well we matched the actual winners!


  1. If You Picked the Oscars 2010:

    Best Picture (238 total votes):

    1. The King's Speech - 28.2%
    2. Black Swan - 17.6
    3. The Social Network - 16.0
    4. Inception - 13.4
    5. Toy Story 3 - 7.6
    6. Winter's Bone - 4.6
    7. 127 Hours - 4.2
    8. The Fighter /
    The Kids Are All Right - 2.9
    10. True Grit - 2.5

    Best Actor (240 total votes):

    1. Colin Firth in The King's Speech - 63.8%
    2. James Franco in 127 Hours - 16.3
    3. Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network - 13.3
    4. Javier Bardem in Biutiful - 4.6
    5. Jeff Bridges in True Grit - 2.1

    Best Actress (234 total votes):

    1. Natalie Portman in Black Swan - 58.1%
    2. Annette Bening in The Kids Are All Right - 15.0
    3. Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole - 11.5
    4. Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine - 8.1
    5. Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone - 7.3

    Best Supporting Actor (217 total votes):

    1. Christian Bale in The Fighter - 50.2%
    2. Geoffrey Rush in The King's Speech - 28.6
    3. John Hawkes in Winter's Bone /
    Mark Ruffalo in The Kids Are All Right - 7.8
    5. Jeremy Renner in The Town - 5.5

    Best Supporting Actress (208 total votes):

    1. Melissa Leo in The Fighter - 28.4%
    2. Helena Bonham Carter in The King's Speech - 27.9
    3. Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit - 22.6
    4. Amy Adams in The Fighter - 11.1
    5. Jacki Weaver in Animal Kingdom - 10.1

    Thanks to all who voted!

    Note: The MD Polls will be taking a hiatus for the time being.