MCN Columnists
David Poland

By David Poland poland@moviecitynews.com

Best Picture Chart

BEST PICTURE
Picture
Studio
Director
Stars
Comment
The Frontrunners For Nomination
1
7
Dec 18
Avatar
Fox
Cameron
Saldana
Weaver
2
6
open
The Hurt Locker
Sum
Bigelow
Renner
Mackie
3
2
open
Up In The Air
Par
Reitman
Clooney
4
3
open
An Education
SPC
Scherfig
Mulligan
Sarsgaard
5
4
open
Precious
LG
Daniels
Sidibe
Mo’Nique
6
1
open
Up
Disney
Docter
Petersen
7
5
Dec 25
Nine
TWC
Marshall
Day-Lewis
Cotillard
Cruz
8
10
open
Inglourious Basterds
TWC
Tarantino
Waltz
9
9
open
Invictus
WB
Eastwood
Freeman
Damon
10
8
?
The Last Station
Hoffman
Plummer
Mirren
open
The Blind Side
WB
Hancock
Bullock
open
A Serious Man
Focus
Coens
Stuhlbarg
Kind
Dec 25
The Lovely Bones
Par/DW
Jackson
Ronan
Tucci
Sarandon
open
Julie & Julia
Sony
Ephron
Streep
Adams
open
A Single Man
TWC
Ford
Firth
open
The Road
TWC
Hillcoat
Theron
Mortensen

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