Gurus o’ Gold: True Grit Week – Episode One


Rank Last Chart Best Picture BreznicanEllwoodHammondHernandezHowellKargerLevyOlsenPolandPondSmithStoneTapleyThompsonWloszczyna Votes Total
1 1 The King's Speech
3 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 15 144
2 2 The Social Network
7 2 2 5 2 2 1 2 4 2 2 1 3 2 3 15 125
3 3 Inception
8 4 7 2 3 3 5 5 7 4 3 4 9 3 2 15 96
4 4 Toy Story 3
4 7 6 4 4 4 3 4 9 3 9 6 2 4 6 15 90
5 7 True Grit
1 3 4 6 6 7 3 1 9 10 2 4 9 8 14 81
6 6 Black Swan
2 5 5 3 7 8 8 6 3 7 6 5 6 4 14 79
7 5 127 Hours
10 10 6 5 5 4 8 5 6 5 8 8 5 13 58
8 8 The Kids Are All Right
9 6 9 10 9 7 9 7 8 5 4 7 6 5 9 15 55
9 9 The Fighter
6 8 3 7 8 9 6 10 10 8 8 8 5 7 14 51
t10 10 Rabbit Hole
9 8 10 10 9 6 7 7 18
t10 Winter's Bone
5 8 10 10 7 10 6 16
The Town
10 9 7 10 4 8
One Vote Wonders
Blue Valentine
9 1 2
Shutter Island
10 1 1
The Way Back
10 1 1

This week, with True Grit screening for most of the Gurus, we’re going to do a second round on Friday to see how things have changed… or haven’t. And we’ll be doing all eight of the top categories, potentially reflecting new expectations. It will be our first look at the Screenplay categories as well.

In less pleasant news, Hereafter fell off the chart.

The Gurus
Anthony Breznican
Greg Ellwood HitFix
Pete Hammond Deadline
Eugene Hernandez indieWIRE/NYFS
Peter Howell Toronto Star
Dave Karger Entertainment Weekly
Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.com
Mark Olsen Los Angeles Times
David Poland Movie City News
Steve Pond The Wrap
Sasha Stone Awards Daily
Sean Smith Entertainment Weekly
Kris Tapley In Contention
Anne Thompson indieWIRE
Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

6 Responses to “Gurus o’ Gold: True Grit Week – Episode One”

  1. Dan says:

    Well, we know Poland has seen True Grit before voting for this, and he put it at #1.

    And we know Sasha Stone has seen it, and she put it at #2.

    Obviously, True Grit is excellent…..

  2. Walter says:

    But the Gurus are not picking their favorites, or even quality for that matter. They are only predicting the Oscar nominations……… right??

  3. m1 says:

    When will Golden Globe Predictions arrive?

  4. Authorized says:

    I’m surprised Another Year failed to pick up any votes. The Academy has recognized Mike Leigh’s films several times in the past and some believe this to be his best work. It probably won’t do much box office but neither did Secrets & Lies.

  5. Krillian says:

    Why is Hammond still carrying the Shutter Island torch? It won’t happen.

    I’m hoping The Town makes it. I haven’t seen some of those others, but I liked it more than 127 Hours (which was still really good) and The Kids Are All Right (also good, but “Best”?)

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