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Check out what celebs chose as their favorite Oscar picks

02/26/2011 by Olivia Allin

OnTheRedCarpet.com has been asking celebrities about who they want to win at the Academy Awards this Sunday and you might be surprised by some of their answers!

Many celebs favored Colin Firth's King George VI drama, "The King's Speech" and Mark Wahlberg's tribute to boxer "Irish" Micky Ward, "The Fighter."

Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia Coppola's father and the director of the epic "The Godfather" trilogy has won five Oscars for his films, "Patton," "The Godfather" and three just for "The Godfather: Part II." He has been been nominated fourteen times but still had positive reviews of this year's films.

"There were many wonderful, beautifully-made films like 'The Social Network' and 'True Grit,'" Coppola told OnTheRedCarpet.com.

Bruce Willis, who won a Golden Globe in 1987 for his role in the TV series, "Moonlighting," had some interesting picks, "I do like, 'Social,' 'The Social Network,'" Willis told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "I do like 'Black Swan,' I do like 'The Kids are All Right'"

Emily Blunt, who stars in the upcoming film, "The Adjustment Bureau" alongside Matt Damon said, "'True Grit,' obviously," since her co-star Matt Damon also performed in the Coen brother's Western. "I loved that and... some of the performances in 'The Fighter,' were just incredible."

Helena Bonham Carter, who is nominated for her supporting role in "The King's Speech," was obviously a bit biased to her co-stars, who were also nominated for awards this year, but she also had a "Fighter" pick.

"I think Christian Bale was amazing," Bonham Carter said. "I obviously think Geoffrey [Rush] and Colin [Firth] were amazing. Uh, but Christian was amazing and I so recognize that person."

British actress Minnie Driver showed obvious favoritism to the ceremony's Brit flick, when asked for her favorite Oscar choices, the actress answered, "'The King's Speech' and 'The King's Speech.'"

Quentin Tarantino, who has been nominated for four Oscars and took home a Best Screenplay Award in 1994 for "Pulp Fiction," might have had the most surprising answer to his favorite picks.

"Oh gosh, there's so many," Tarantino told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "I actually like a lot of films, but my two favorite films this year were 'Toy Story 3' and 'The Social Network.'"

This year's Oscar ceremony is set to air live on ABC from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2011. Check out a full list of Oscar nominations.

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