Gurus o’ Gold: Post New York Film Festival

This week, in our last pre-November rankings, The Gurus are looking at the Best Picture race, split into films that have been widely seen by the industry (in theatrical release, wide screenings or at festivals) and those that have not. (Please note that The Book Thief was at Mill Valley last week and is starting screening as this post is being published.)

Rank Last Chart Post-NYFF Best Picture (seen) BreznicanEllwoodHammondHarrisHowellKargerOlsenPolandPondNathanielRStoneTapleyThompsonWloszczynaWhipp Votes Total
1 Gravity
1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 15 143
2 12 Years A Slave
2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 15 142
3 Captain Phillips
3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 15 119
4 Nebraska
5 8 4 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 4 7 5 13 73
5 Inside Llewyn Davis
7 6 7 3 10 4 7 4 6 5 5 4 6 13 69
6 Lee Daniels' The Butler
9 4 8 4 6 4 5 6 6 5 7 6 7 13 66
7 Her
6 9 7 6 7 5 7 4 9 5 10 45
8 All Is Lost
4 5 9 7 7 9 6 4 8 37
9 August : Osage County
6 5 7 5 8 8 10 6 8 9 36
10 Blue Jasmine
8 5 8 8 9 8 8 9 8 9 28
Dallas Buyer's Club
7 9 9 10 8 10 10 7 14
Fruitvale Station
6 9 10 8 9 10 6 14
Philomena
10 5 4 3 14
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
10 8 9 8 10 5 10
Enough Said
9 10 7 3 7
Prisoners
10 9 2 3
One Vote Wonders
Rush
9 1 2
Before Midnight
10 1 1
Blue Is The Warmest Color
10 1 1
Labor Day
10 1 1
Rank Last Chart Post NYFF (unseen) BreznicanEllwoodHammondHarrisHowellKargerOlsenPolandPondNathanielRStoneTapleyThompsonWloszczynaWhipp Votes Total
1 American Hustle
3 3 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 1 1 2 15 79
2 Saving Mr Banks
2 1 1 2 1 2 3 3 2 2 4 1 2 3 3 15 73
3 The Wolf of Wall Street
1 5 6 3 4 3 2 2 3 3 2 4 3 2 1 15 61
4 The Monuments Men
4 2 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 6 1 2 5 4 4 15 49
5 The Book Thief
5 4 5 4 5 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 6 15 30
6 Lone Survivor
6 6 3 6 6 5 5 6 6 4 6 6 6 6 5 15 23

4 Responses to “Gurus o’ Gold: Post New York Film Festival”

  1. G-Spot says:

    As I see it.

    As of now, THREE GIVENS:

    1. GRAVITY
    2. 12 YEARS A SLAVE
    3. CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

    THREE ‘LIKELIES’

    1. AMERICAN HUSTLE
    2. SAVING MR. BANKS
    3. WOLF OF WALL STREET

    After that, leading contenders for remaining 4 SLOTS (in no particular order):

    NEBRASKA
    INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
    THE MONUMENTS MEN
    THE BUTLER
    ALL IS LOST
    HER
    AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
    BLUE JASMINE
    PHILOMENA

  2. Keil S. says:

    Sad that Prisoners is still considered a better bet than Before Midnight.

    And why oh why is Lee Daniels’ The Butler still ranked so high on the BP predictions? Surely people aren’t that desperate to appear politically correct?

    P.S. It’d be awesome if Upstream Color received a surprise nomination for Score, Editing, or Cinematography, but it’ll never happen.

  3. movielocke says:

    You guys are very very smart to have American Hustle as your number one unseen.

  4. Chris L. says:

    Very surprised Out of the Furnace is nowhere on the unseen list. It’s got, what, six previous nominees, and the director of Jeff Bridges’ winning performance? (Unless this is yet another one postponed to 2014.)

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