Oscar's Best Picture Race Is Battle Between Britain and U.S.


Travers, Belloni and Chui believe director David Fincher will win over "Speech" director Tom Hooper. Chui said Fincher, the better known of the two directors, had the bigger challenge, making Aaron Sorkin's screenplay come to life.

As for "Speech," she said, "the strength of the movie is in the acting. It's a wonderful collection of performances -- not to take away from Hooper."

There's always the chance that Hooper could win if "Speech" does, given that the Academy often rewards the maestro behind the best picture.

As for best screenplay, they'll each likely take home an award: Sorkin for best adapted screenplay and "Speech" writer David Seidler for original screenplay.

"Social Network" also has a good chance of picking up a trophy for best score, which means will get to see Trent Reznor, the former frontman of Nine Inch Nails, on the Oscar stage.

Watch the 83rd Academy Awards Sunday at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST on ABC.

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