Even now, as Argo has won every major award heading into the race, when not a single other director in a wide open year, has pulled in a win, when, for the first time ever our contender tracker has NO wins next to the directors name, the Business Insider’s Kirsten Acuna, and many others, continue to push this false narrative, that Argo is the “longshot” and Silver Linings the “Cinderella” and Lincoln the “most conservative, safe bet win for the Academy.” They predict Lincoln to win proving that they haven’t read a single article during the Oscar race. But you know, this is what drives the underdog and beats down the presumed frontrunner which, by the way, hasn’t won a single major award since the season began. What it has won? The American public.
I guess the muggles won’t rest until Lincoln suffers its final fate next Sunday. And then the glorious headlines that the little movie that could (Argo v. Silver Linings) triumphs over mean ol’ Spielberg. Oof.
Meanwhile, over 50 psychics in Hollywood are surveyed and they say Lincoln will win:
In a survey of 50 Hollywood Psychics professionals, more predicted an Oscar win for Lincoln than for any other film, with most of the remaining forecasts split almost evenly between Argo and Les Misérables.
In other major categories the planets and stats seem almost perfectly aligned. Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) gets a 99% certainty nod to win Best Actor from the Huffington Post and a clear majority from the psychics, as well. For best director, the HuffPo is 88.4% certain that Steven Spielberg will add a 3rd Best Director statuette to his stash. The psychics couldn’t agree more.
In the Best Actress category, Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) gets a 73% will-win verdict from the Huffington Post, and a similar psychic vote of confidence.
It’s hard to argue with so much accord, but one psychic bucks the trend. Spiritual Advisor and Tarot Card reader Vandine picks Beasts of the Southern Wild as the wild card that might “possibly sweep” the awards. “The cards were inconclusive,” she says, “Leaning slightly towards Beasts in several categories. This is going to be tight.”