Outguess Ebert, Win $100,000

Ebert has put both his predictions (thanks Ryan) and his Outguess Ebert contest online. ¬†I think there are more than a few smarty pants Oscar watchers out there who could make this a fair fight (“not unless we get out and swim”). ¬†GO FOR IT. ¬†In his predictions,...
Posted On 11 Feb 2011

Oscars 2010: Opposing Teams

People are taking sides. ¬†Fans, voters, bloggers. ¬†What’s an Oscar watcher to do? The way this year is going to go seems all but a certainty: a King’s Speech near-sweep. It’s time to take a look at what rivals may yet challenge The King’s Speech in the...
Posted On 06 Feb 2011

Gold Derby's Oscar Predicts

A few of us are just having some fun with the race by sticking by The Social Network. ¬†My advice to you, Oscar watchers, though: do not try this at home. ¬†There isn’t a single thing about The King’s Speech to make anyone doubt its dominance. ¬†I do believe it will...
Posted On 03 Feb 2011

Oscar contenders run another gauntlet

At the awards ceremony for The National Board of Review Tuesday night, The Huffington Post asks Michelle Williams, Aaron Sorkin and Armie Hammer, Blake Lively, Sofia Coppola, M. Night Shyamalan and Hailee Steinfeld about their own expectations during awards season.
Posted On 13 Jan 2011

LA, NY Film Critics Predictions at Gold Derby

Winter’s Bone is a film that is coming on very strong here in the critics phase. I like how Guy Lodge is the only one predicting it to win the LA Film Critics over at Gold Derby. I think that is a spot-on prediction, and if I wasn’t already married to the idea that...
Posted On 09 Dec 2010

Gold Derby’s New Batch of Predix

Tom O’Neil queried a new group of folks to get their answers. Some of them are surprising, most continue the party line. Starting with Best Picture, he asked Tim Appelo (Hollywood Reporter), Michael Musto (Village Voice), Kevin Polowy (NextMovie), Keith Simanton (IMDB),...
Posted On 15 Nov 2010

True Grit Positioned as a “Major Player” and Dave Karger’s Preliminaries

Dave Karger runs down the categories one by one, and is seeing True Grit as potentially the film to beat. Dave Karger is usually the one who does the early picks on EW and, as we all know, they are right at least three, but often four or five out of five. Here, he runs down the...
Posted On 05 Oct 2010

Rounding Out the Pre-Season Picks

Indiewire’s Peter Knegt takes a look back at the last few months and rolls the dice. ¬†His conclusion? He then runs down his safe bets, reasonable maybes and dark horses. He’s spot on, for the most part, and does a nice job summing things up. I too think that, at this...
Posted On 26 Aug 2010

Spitballing Best Actor

Cinematical’s Erik Childress has done another early Oscar article focusing on who’s here, who’s coming and what the Best Actor race might shape up to look like eventually, you know, if all goes well. As bloggers and critics sharpen their knives and their crystal...
Posted On 24 Aug 2010

Oscar Predictions Yearn for Surprises

The Wrap’s Steve Pond runs down the predictions thus far. He does a good job, I think, of summing it all up and reminding his readers that there are still some big question marks left dangling. This is going to change within the next few weeks. Take a deep breath. We must...
Posted On 10 Nov 2009