Gurus o’ Gold: 9 Days From The Big Show


Rank Last Chart Best Picture BreznicanEllwoodFeinbergHammondHowellKargerOlsenPolandPondStoneTapleyThompsonWhippWloszczyna Votes Total
1 1 Argo
Warner Bros
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 14 68
2 2 Lincoln
DreamWorks/Disney
2 2 3 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 4 2 2 2 14 55
3 3 Silver Linings Playbook
The Weinstein Company
3 4 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 14 41
4 4 Life of Pi
20th Century Fox
4 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 2 4 3 4 13 29
5 5 Zero Dark Thirty
Sony Pictures
5 5 5 4 5 5 6 7
7 6 Les Miserables
Universal
5 5 5 5 5 5 5
6 7 Amour
Sony Classics
5 4 5 3 4
One Vote Wonders
8 9 Beasts of the Southern Wild
Fox Searchlight
5 1 1

Rank Last Chart Potential Surprise Winners BreznicanEllwoodFeinbergHammondHowellKargerOlsenPolandPondStoneTapleyThompsonWhippWloszczyna Votes Total
Emanuele Riva
Best Actress
* * * * * * * * * 9 9
Michael Haneke
Best Director
* * * * 4 4
Robert DeNiro
Best Actor
* * 2 2
David O. Russell
* * 2 2
Sally Field
Bst Supporting Actress
* * 2 2
One Vote Wonders
Ang Lee
Best Director
* 1 1
Quentin Tarantino
Original Screenplay
* 1 1
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Best Adapted Screenplay
* 1 1
Skyfall
Best Sound Mixing
* 1 1
Naomi Watts
Best Actress
* 1 1
Kon-Tiki
Best Foreign Language
* 1 1
How To Survive A Plague
Best Documentary Feature
* 1 1
Miachel Haneke
Best Original Screenplay
* 1 1
Rank Last Chart Personal Wishes For Upsets BreznicanEllwoodFeinbergHammondHowellKargerOlsenPolandPondStoneTapleyThompsonWhippWloszczyna Votes Total
Moonrise Kingdom
Best Screenplay
* * 2 2
Hugh Jackman
Best Actor
* * 2 2
Jessica Chastain
Best Actress
* * 2 2
Roger Deakins
Skyfall
* * 2 2
David O. Russell
* * 2 2
Alan Arkin
Argo
* * 2 2
Zero Dark Thirty
Best Picture
* * 2 2
One Vote Wonders
Sally Field
Best Supporting Actress
* 1 1
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Best Actor
* 1 1
Joaquin Phoenix
Best Actor
* 1 1
Adam & Dog
Best Animated Short
* 1 1
Life of Pi
Best Picture
* 1 1
Ang Lee
Best Director
* 1 1
No
Best Foreign Language
* 1 1
Naomi Watts
Best Actress
* 1 1
Amour
Best Picture
* 1 1
Quvenzhane Wallis
Best Supporting Actress
* 1 1
Amy Adams
Best Supporting Actress
* 1 1
Frankenweenie
Best Animated Feature
* 1 1
Emanuelle Riva
Best Actress
* 1 1
Rank Last Chart Has Social Media Made The Season Better? BreznicanEllwoodFeinbergHammondHowellKargerOlsenPolandPondStoneTapleyThompsonWhippWloszczyna Votes Total
No Different
* * * * * * 6 6
Better
* * * * 4 4
Worse
* * * * 4 4
Rank Last Chart Should AMPAS Go BAck To 5 Best Picture Nominees? BreznicanEllwoodFeinbergHammondHowellKargerOlsenPolandPondStoneTapleyThompsonWhippWloszczyna Votes Total
No
* * * * * * * * * 9 9
Yes
* * * * * 5 5
Rank Last Chart Should The Show Date Be... BreznicanEllwoodFeinbergHammondHowellKargerOlsenPolandPondStoneTapleyThompsonWhippWloszczyna Votes Total
The Same Time, Roughly
* * * * * * * * 8 8
Weeks Earlier
* * * * 4 4
Even Later
* * 2 2

4 Responses to “Gurus o’ Gold: 9 Days From The Big Show”

  1. Bob Burns says:

    Oscar is already stale. Should be no later than January.

  2. Michael Lewis says:

    I like your top 3 choices for potentially upset surprise winners. At this point in time I would pick these 3 to win, too. All of them are film veterans, and it’s been over 30 years since DeNiro won his second Oscar. Let the upsets begin!

  3. movielocke says:

    Argo
    - Russell for surprise
    - Deakens for personal
    - Social Media only makes things “worse” if you participate, since I don’t, it makes things no different. Want to have twitter stop ‘making things worse?’ then get off twitter. Simple.
    - more than 5 nominees is much better
    - The Oscars should be the week between the end of playoffs and the superbowl.

  4. Alex Thomas says:

    Love these, we are so close to the Oscars now!

    Argo no doubt has this won, it’s a shame it didn’t at least let Lincoln win one other award to keep the race close.

    Potential upsets:
    Riva is probably the biggest likely upset, although she is quickly becoming a strong chance and Chastain would surprise me a lot more than her. I guess the Supporting Actor category is still a lottery – but I’d be surprised to see anyone other than TLJ/Waltz win.

    My personal wish for an upset is probably in a smaller category like Best Animated Film, I’d love to see Frankenweenie get up over Brave and Wreck-It Ralph, both films I didn’t really like.

    I love the commentary on Social Media – have found some fantastic discussion on there. Agreed with movielocke above, if you aren’t enjoying Twitter’s impact on the Oscar’s I would simply get off Twitter.

    More than 5 nominees I’m still unsure about, but at least there’s more of a chance of films I like getting in.

    I’m fine with the current Oscar date, does give other countries (like Australia!) the chance to see all the films before the ceremony.

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