Down to the Wire – One Last Look at Split Guilds, Split Oscars

The Gurus of Gold and Gold Derby have put out their predictions. No one is predicting American Hustle to win in Best Picture, which is really the only logical split vote scenario, being that the SAG ensemble win would be in play, as it’s been every time since the beginning...
Posted On 27 Feb 2014

The State of the Race: Down to the Wire, Best Picture Still Set on Telluride Time

  The Gurus of Gold have been asked for the top three in all of the major categories.  How much has changed since September? Not a lot. If either 12 Years a Slave or Gravity win Best Picture, that continues the streak of the winning films getting their launch at the...
Posted On 23 Feb 2014

More Pundits Predict Gravity for the Win

Gold Derby and Movie City News have released their current standings. As you can see, many of the hot shots have switched to Gravity. I know pundits have worked around this in hopes of splitting up the vote to satisfy this incredible push towards making history while rewarding...
Posted On 07 Feb 2014

Mark Harris and Tom O’Neil on the Oscar Race

Two of my favorite people in the whole world shoot the shit about Oscar season. Tom O’Neil runs Gold Derby and Mark Harris writes the Oscar column for, among other things.
Posted On 10 Nov 2013

The Prediction Game, and They’re Off

Gold Derby has assembled a ragtag group for the first predictions sweep (Movie City News’ Gurus of Gold will also post soon) of Best Picture. These are mostly spit in the wind choices, though I follow Anne Thompson’s lead by never predicting a film to win that I...
Posted On 20 Aug 2013

Podcasting with Tom O’Neil

In case you aren’t sick of us by now, here is another podcast with Tom O’Neil where we sort sift through the ashes of this crazy year.  Head on over to Gold Derby.
Posted On 16 Feb 2013

Gold Derby’s Oscar Acceptance Speech Contest

Tom O’Neil has never been one to take the Oscar race very seriously — oh how I envy him for that.  This year he’s got a total site overhaul with a lot of fancy knobs to play with. Ahem.  The latest is a video contest for Oscar speeches. This one is currently the...
Posted On 12 Feb 2013

Prediction Switch, Argo to win without Director nom?

By now, probably all of the pundits over at Gold Derby have switched to Argo. It still feels funny to me to predict the way everyone else is. But each time I thought the guilds would swing away from the buzz and momentum and go with the more logical choice for Best Picture, they...
Posted On 04 Feb 2013

Before the DGA Gurus of Gold – A House Divided Against Itself

In a year when the Directors Branch did what critics long complain that they don’t do — they thought for themselves — an irresistible narrative emerged.  When Argo faced off Silver Linings all the way back in Toronto, Silver Linings won the broad consensus vote....
Posted On 31 Jan 2013

Gold Derby Pundits Switch Argo

Remember the good old days when Les Miserables was going to sweep? Now Argo fever.
Posted On 28 Jan 2013