Gurus o’ Gold: What If…

This week, the Gurus consider their usual Best Picture list, but then a couple of categories that don’t really exist. First, Best Screenplay, without a distinction between Original and Adapted. Then, a proposed category (which not all the Gurus agree should be created) for Best Casting of A Motion Picture.

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Rank Last Chart Best Picture BreznicanEllwoodHammondHarrisHowellKargerOlsenPolandPondNathanielRStoneTapleyThompsonWloszczynaWhipp Votes Total
1 1 12 Years A Slave
1 2 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 14 135
2 2 Gravity
2 1 1 2 1 2 2 5 2 2 1 2 2 2 14 127
3 3 Captain Phillips
6 4 6 3 3 3 4 6 4 3 3 3 5 4 14 97
4 4 Saving Mr. Banks
5 3 2 5 4 5 2 3 5 4 5 3 3 13 94
5 5 Nebraska
3 8 4 9 7 6 6 9 4 6 4 9 5 13 63
6 7 Inside Llewyn Davis
7 6 5 7 4 10 7 9 6 5 7 7 9 13 54
7 6 American Hustle
8 6 7 3 3 5 6 8 6 8 10 50
8 8 Lee Daniels' The Butler
9 5 5 5 7 8 10 9 8 9 33
9 9 The Wolf of Wall Street
7 9 8 9 4 8 7 4 8 32
10 10 Her
4 6 10 10 7 8 6 7 26
Dallas Buyers Club
10 9 10 8 8 10 9 10 8 14
All Is Lost
8 6 7 3 12
Blue Jasmine
10 9 10 8 9 5 9
Philomena
7 7 10 3 9
Fruitvale Station
4 10 2 8
August: Osage County
10 9 10 3 4
One Vote Wonders
Lone Survivor
8 1 3

Rank Last Chart Best Screenplay (No Split) BreznicanEllwoodHammondHarrisHowellKargerOlsenPolandPondNathanielRStoneTapleyThompsonWloszczynaWhipp Votes Total
1 12 Years a Slave
7 2 4 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 6 14 123
2 Inside Llewyn Davis
6 1 2 9 3 10 6 2 3 2 4 6 2 13 87
3 Blue Jasmine
10 5 7 2 8 2 1 2 4 3 6 2 12 80
4 Her
1 3 5 7 6 3 9 5 4 1 10 66
5 Before Midnight
5 6 9 3 5 4 9 5 8 7 7 7 5 13 63
6 Nebraska
4 3 7 3 9 1 4 3 3 9 62
7 American Hustle
4 9 3 5 4 6 8 7 38
8 Captain Phillips
6 6 2 8 10 8 5 7 8 36
9 Saving Mr. Banks
8 9 1 7 7 5 5 7 35
10 The Wolf of Wall Street
4 7 4 6 9 3 6 33
Gravity
4 6 8 7 10 2 6 29
Enough Said
3 5 6 8 4 5 29
August: Osage County
8 5 8 3 6 9 6 27
Fruitvale Station
10 4 10 10 4 10
Philomena
10 8 7 10 4 9
Blue Is The Warmest Color
9 9 8 3 7
Dallas Buyers Club
8 10 2 4
This Is The End
10 10 2 2
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
10 10 2 2
The Place Beyond The Pines
0 0
One Vote Wonders
Prisoners
2 1 9
Lee Daniels' The Butler
5 1 6
Frances Ha
7 1 4
Mud
8 1 3
Labor Day
9 1 2
Short Term 12
9 1 2
The Past
9 1 2
Rank Last Chart Best Casting BreznicanEllwoodHammondHarrisHowellKargerOlsenPolandPondNathanielRStoneTapleyThompsonWloszczynaWhipp Votes Total
1 12 Years a Slave
5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 1 1 1 13 56
2 Inside Llewyn Davis
3 3 4 2 4 2 4 1 3 2 10 32
3 Nebraska
1 2 3 5 3 3 5 2 2 3 10 31
4 American Hustle
2 3 4 2 3 1 6 21
5 Blue Jasmine
4 1 2 2 4 5 17
Saving Mr Banks
2 3 2 5 4 5 14
Captain Phillips
2 2 2 8
August: Osage County
5 5 4 4 4 6
Lee Daniels' The Butler
3 5 5 3 5
Prisoners
4 5 5 3 4
The Way, Way Back
4 4 2 4
One Vote Wonders
The Wolf of Wall Street
3 1 3
Out of The Furnace
3 1 3
Dallas Buyers Club
4 1 2
Short Term 12
5 1 1
What Maisie Knew
5 1 1
The Conjuring
5 1 1
Her
5 1 1

6 Responses to “Gurus o’ Gold: What If…”

  1. Josh says:

    I find it interesting in the two latter questions how high Inside Llewyn Davis is. Yet in the prediction for Best Picture it’s at #5 overall. I still believe this nabs quite a few noms including Picture, Director, Screenplay and possibly supporting actor among some other tech ones.

  2. Logan says:

    I have a feeling “August: Osage County” is going to do very much better than the Gurus are ranking it.

  3. Walter says:

    I think Wolf will be a major contender. Can’t WAIT

  4. The Pope says:

    I highly respect casting directors, but the notion that they deserve a category is bogus. It would dilute the importance of not just an actor delivering a performance (all they had to do was show up because the casting director got their number) but also a director helping elicit performance (all s/he had to do was call action and cut because the actor showed up because the casting director got their number).

    What next? Voice coaches?

    If the SAG wants to include mention of the casting director in the ensemble category, that’s as good as it should gets. Or if the casting directors’ guild (is there such a thing) want to present their own award, good for them. I doubt anyone is going to begrudge them that.

  5. Joe Gillis says:

    I agree with The Pope. An award for Best Casting Director would be too easily confused with the SAG Ensemble award. I don’t trust the full Academy to understand the job of the Casting Director. CDs should give out their own award each year, voted on solely by them, to someone who’s made a significant contribution in their industry. That’s my compromise.

  6. WALTER PRADO says:

    BEST MOTION PICTURE:

    12 Years a Slave
    Gravity
    Captain Phillips
    American Hustle
    Saving Mr. Banks
    The Butler
    Inside Llewyn Davis

    > Nebraska
    >> The Wolf of Wall Street
    >>> Blue Jasmine

    >>>> August: Osage County

    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

    Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen
    Inside Llewyn Davis, Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
    American Hustle, David O. Russell & Eric Singer
    Nebraska, Bob Nelson
    Her, Spike Jonze

    > Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón

    BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

    12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen & John Ridley
    Before Midnight, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke & Richard Linklater
    Captain Phillips, Billy Ray
    August: Osage County, Tracy Letts
    The Wolf of Wall Street, Terence Winter

    > Philomena, Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope