Sure, the Oscar nominations aren't until January. But with awards buzz emanating from the festival circuit, and with the recent release of David Fincher's critically acclaimed movie 'The Social Network,' we decided to get a early start on the game.

Is 'The Social Network' really the film to beat? Will Colin Firth become the Helen Mirren of 2010? Will Natalie Portman dance away with the Best Actress Oscar? And will the Academy actually nominate singer-turned-actor Justin Timberlake?

Find out answers to these and more of your burning awards questions with our fearless Oscar predictions.
127 Hours
R2010
Based on 38 critics

Mountaineer Aron Ralston must make an agonizing choice after his arm becomes pinned by a boulder. Read More

Winter's Bone
R2010
Based on 38 critics

Facing the loss of her home if she fails, a teen sets out on a dangerous quest to find her father. Read More

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
R2010
Based on 34 critics

Filmmakers chronicle a year in the life of the iconic performer. Read More

A Film Unfinished
Not Yet Rated2009
Based on 19 critics

Director Yael Hersonski examines a Nazi propaganda film about the Warsaw Ghetto. Read More

Waiting for "Superman"
PG2010
Based on 31 critics

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim examines the failure of U.S. schools. Read More

The Kids Are All Right
R2010
Based on 39 critics

Children of a lesbian couple (Julianne Moore, Annette Bening) get to know their biological father. Read More

Exit Through the Gift Shop
R2010
Based on 27 critics

A French shopkeeper and a filmmaker try to document the graffiti artist known as Banksy. Read More

The King's Speech
R2010
Based on 41 critics

An Australian actor tries to help Britain's King George VI overcome a speech impediment. Read More

The Social Network
PG-132010
Based on 42 critics

Legal and personal complications follow the founding of popular website Facebook. Read More

True Grit
PG-132010
Based on 41 critics

A teenager enlists the aid of a boozy, trigger-happy lawman to find her father's killer. Read More

Black Swan
R2010
Based on 42 critics

A ballerina's grip on reality begins to slip as her drive to succeed threatens to consume her. Read More

Toy Story 3
G2010
Based on 39 critics

When Andy leaves for college, Woody, Buzz and the rest of the toys wind up at a day-care center. Read More

How to Train Your Dragon
PG2010
Based on 33 critics

After bonding with an injured dragon, a Viking teen learns that the creatures are friends, not foes. Read More

The Fighter
R2010
Based on 41 critics

Two brothers (Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale) reunite to train for a historic boxing match. Read More

Despicable Me
PG2010
In Theaters on July 9th, 2010

One of the world's greatest villains (Steve Carell) meets his match in three little orphans. Read More

Inception
PG-132010
Based on 42 critics

A thief (Leonardo DiCaprio) steals people's secrets from their subconscious while they dream. Read More

Casino Jack
R2010
Based on 24 critics

Lobbyist Jack Abramoff (Kevin Spacey) amasses wealth and power before his spectacular fall. Read More

categories Features, Hot Topic