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GURUS O’ GOLD: Best Picture (Dec 2, 2019)

Rank Last Chart Best Picture AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
1 t1 The Irishman
3 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 4 1 2 2 3 13 117
2 t1 Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood
6 2 1 1 2 3 3 1 2 2 1 3 1 13 115
3 3 Marriage Story
5 3 3 6 5 4 2 3 6 6 4 1 6 13 89
4 5 1917
9 7 7 7 3 1 7 6 1 3 3 6 2 13 81
5 4 Parasite
7 5 5 3 4 5 4 4 10 4 5 10 5 13 72
6 6 Jojo Rabbit
1 4 4 6 7 7 3 9 6 4 4 11 66
7 7 Little Women
4 4 6 5 12 6 6 9 7 5 10 46
8 8 The Two Popes
2 9 8 8 9 5 7 8 9 11 10 34
9 9 Ford v Ferrari
11 10 8 7 8 12 5 5 8 7 7 11 33
10 10 Joker
10 8 9 10 10 9 11 7 9 10 10 17
11 11 Bombshell
8 9 10 8 8 12 12 7 10
12 12 The Farewell
9 8 12 11 9 10 8 13 8 8
Waves
10 10 9 3 4
Dolemite Is My Name
10 8 2 4
A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
12 6 11 13 12 10 6 2
Queen and Slim
0 0
Uncut Gems
0 0
Rocketman
0 0
Pain & Glory
0 0
Richard Jewell
0 0
Apollo 11
0 0
One Vote Wonders
Just Mercy
5 1 6
Knives Out
11 1 0

The Gurus, At Your Service

Thelma AdamsAuthor, Critic, Oscar Expert
Robyn BahrFreelance (Hollywood Reporter, Vanity Fair, Guardian)
Gregory EllwoodThe Playlist
Peter HowellToronto Star
Mark JohnsonAwards Circuit
Dave KargerTCM, IMDb
Tomris Laffly: Freelance (RogerEbert.com, Time Out New York, Film Journal International)
Wilson MoralesBlackFilm.com
Michael PattersonMichael’s Telluride Film BlogTwitterFacebookDavid Poland
Steve PondThe Wrap
NathanielRThe Film Experience
Sasha StoneAwards Daily
Jeff SneiderCollider

One Response to “GURUS O’ GOLD: Best Picture (Dec 2, 2019)”

  1. Bradley Laing says:

    I just saw:

    “LE MANS 1955 – Deadly competition – Animated short film by Q. Baillieux – HD” on you tube. Is it likely to be nominated for an Oscar?

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—Being absolutely slathered in a film, emerging alone into the night, carrying its mood with you.
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