Brokeback Mountain Stars Lead Early 2011 Oscars Race
Brokeback Mountain stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway are the frontrunners to score big at the Oscars in 2011, according to the leading Academy Awards race website.
The three stars are all tipped to claim leading actor and actress Oscars nominations for the films Blue Valentine and Love & Other Drugs.
Experts at the Los Angeles Times newspaper's The Envelope blog also tips Angelina Jolie, Ben Stiller and Michael Douglas for Oscars gold for their roles in Salt, Greenberg and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Douglas won a Best Actor Oscar for his role as Gordon Gekko in the original Wall Street movie.
The film experts also predict troubled moviemaker Roman Polanski will be among the Best Director favourites for his film The Ghost Writer - even though he's fighting extradition from Switzerland to America for sentencing in a 32-year-old sex assault case.
And the early favourites for Best Film, according to the website, are Danny Boyle's new movie 127 Hours, The Kids Are Alright, Brad Pitt and Sean Penn's The Tree of Life, Inception, western remake True Grit, Clint Eastwood's The Hereafter and Johnny Depp's movie adaptation of his late pal Hunter S. Thompson's The Rum Diary.