Gurus Ring In

Here are the top ten according the Gurus of Gold. Click here to see the rankings in the other top categories.
Posted On 19 Dec 2009

It’s Getting Hot in Here – Gurus Updates

The Gurus of Gold have laid it down after screening many of the Oscar contenders — most of them have seen Nine, Invictus, Up in the Air — most have not seen The Lovely Bones nor Avatar. Interestingly, Anne Thompson sped Invictus right to number one. It is impossible,...
Posted On 25 Nov 2009

Best Picture Unlocked: Alternative Freestyle Predictions

(Colin Firth, leaving the IMAX screening of Avatar because he has more important places to be.) ———- Vowed last year that I wasn’t going to do this again before December, but all the other movie writers have taken the plunge so I’ll give it a shot...
Posted On 15 Nov 2009

Gurus of Gold Updates, Wild Card Picks

I decided to have some fun with the latest Gurus chart – no I didn’t do anything so dramatic as to flip the world on its axis but I did predict Sophia Loren a sentimental nod for Nine and Zach Galifianakis for The Hangover – I kind of wish I’d read the...
Posted On 12 Nov 2009

Reading the Tea Leaves

TCM’s Robert Osborne gets into the prediction game with the latest assemblage by Tom O’Neil over at The Envelope. You can click over to see the full list, but this is, more or less, how it shook down: Also participating in the our pundit panel are Thelma Adams (Us...
Posted On 29 Oct 2009

Gurus Launched

The first Gurus of Gold went up today, the pre-Toronto version, where a few folks take a stab at the fifteen most-likely. I found this especially difficult as I am not, nor have I ever been comfortable with, sight unseen predictions. Nonetheless, they, like Ryan’s reader...
Posted On 03 Sep 2009

Oscar Party Plans?

Who has special plans for the Big Night? Me, it’s never fun.¬† It’s only fun if most of my predictions turn out to be right – other than that, it’s usually a tense, taut misery. It’s that time of year again. Okay, so maybe no one gathers at the...
Posted On 19 Feb 2009

Predictions on MCN

Check out the Gurus of Gold on Movie City News with current predictions of the top two in every category. A general consensus has emerged with a few disagreements as to who might take the second slot in each category. Mickey Rourke vs. Sean Penn is not really an argument but a...
Posted On 03 Feb 2009

The Race is On

The Gurus of Gold have posted a recent survey of people who make guesses about how the Oscars are going to turn out. Two films appear to be most highly thought of to win, Benjamin Button and Slumdog Millionaire, while there is some debate about what’s next in line. The...
Posted On 30 Dec 2008

Nikki Finke Comes out for In Bruges

Finke writes the following on Deadline Hollywood Daily: On what planet does The Washington Post reside? The paper actually claims in a recent article about Oscar publicists that “because Barry Dale Joseph is working on Slumdog Millionaire, the slumdog underdog, already...