Oscar Predictions: You Don’t Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows

Back in 1999, when Oscarwatch.com first began, the highest of priorities was to correctly predict the Oscar race.  There was only one other site, for the most part, that predicted the Oscars – Tom O’Neil’s GoldDerby.com.    Tom’s site collected mostly film...
Posted On 22 Jan 2012

Predict the Oscar Nominees!

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Posted On 18 Jan 2012

Gold Derby Pundits – Close Race so Far Between The Artist and The Descendants

Tom O’Neil’s Gold Derby, impressive assemblage of journalists, bloggers and critics predicts the Oscar race down to two movies — The Artist and The Descendants.  Once again we are faced with the odd position of having to predict films most have still not seen...
Posted On 14 Nov 2011

Gold Derby on Base – Oscar Predictions Begin

It’s always important to remember that Oscar predictions before all of the movies have been seen is not unlike spitting in the wind.  You might get lucky and hit your mark but most likely, it splatters every which way. Gold Derby now joins the fray and along with Gurus of...
Posted On 23 Sep 2011

Oscar Index Has Streep and Fassbender Out Front, War Horse

Stu Van Airsdale has put up his Oscar Index and I was surprised to find he put Michael Fassbender for Shame first when many aren’t even predicting him to be nominated.  He also has Meryl Streep in first place, followed by Glenn Close and Viola Davis (doesn’t he read...
Posted On 21 Sep 2011

S.T. VanAirsdale drafts Movieline's Oscar Index

S.T. VanAirsdale has kicked off Movieline’s coverage of this year’s Academy Awards race with a broad view of top contenders on the horizon. “And They’re (Almost) Off: The Preliminary 2011-12 Oscar Index” Stu runs down the Best Picture, Director and Acting...
Posted On 01 Sep 2011

Out on a Limb

Very few Oscar pundits are out on a limb this year with their predictions. After a while, it seems a little pointless to build a chart where everyone is predicting exactly the same thing. We might as well have one list. But there are some risky choices that may or may not pay...
Posted On 24 Feb 2011

The State of the Race: It's Time to Get Serious

Today is the last day of balloting. By now, those who hold the key to Oscar history will have turned in their ballots, checking off those they like best. Pause to remember Sally Field’s acceptance speech (at this moment, you like me), and Luis Bu√±uel’s rejection of...
Posted On 22 Feb 2011

AD's Big Fat Predictions Chart is UP

We are compiling them little by little, bit by bit. We will be adding more, changing, altering, taking away.  But so far, this is what we have in the preliminary stages.  Thanks to Marshall Flores for helping to gather the data and put it into spreadsheets. There is much left...
Posted On 20 Feb 2011

Final Predictions Taking Shape

Both the Gurus of Gold and Tom O’Neil’s Gold Derby have been assembling predictions. ¬†We will be building our Big Fat Predictions chart some time today. ¬†The interesting thing to note is that, while most of the predictors are predicting a split between The...
Posted On 17 Feb 2011