The NYFCC tends to align with Oscar a bit more closely than the LA Film Critics. They announce their awards this Sunday. Past winners include Milk, United 93, and Mulholland Drive. While many are predicting The Social Network to triumph again, we’re keeping a close eye on Winter’s Bone, the type of small, critically acclaimed film that often gets New York’s attention. The acting categories often overlap with Los Angeles. We have a feeling this year will be no different, with two clear frontrunners emerging in the Best Actor and Supporting Actor categories after this weekend. Here are our predictions.

Best Picture: Winter’s Bone
Best Director: Christopher Nolan, Inception
Best Actor: Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Best Supporting Actress: Jackie Weaver, Animal Kingdom