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

Gurus Check-in, Confidently Predict Split – a look at history

I think it’s kind of funny that every year we go through the whole Best Picture, Best Director is going to split thing. Remember when it was going to be Kathryn Bigelow for Director and Avatar for Best Picture? The thing about splits to know is that they happen so rarely...
Posted On 20 Dec 2013

David Poland, the Gurus, and the Oscar Game

Check out David Poland’s latest Oscar column. It’s full of great pull quotes about this silly season. One of the reasons he’s able to see the bigger picture is that he, and his group of Gurus, turn in a top ten for Oscar – they are fairly close to how the...
Posted On 14 Dec 2013

Gurus of Gold Updates. 12 Years a Slave leads the Best Picture Race

Here is how the Gurus of Gold, a collection of Oscar pundits, thinks the Best Picture race looks: Here is how the chart looked last year around this time – only one film – Django Unchained – wasn’t present on this list (and was a late breaking film) and...
Posted On 06 Nov 2013

Gurus of Gold post New York Film Fest

David Poland, over at Movie City News, has divided up the predictions into “seen” and “unseen.” I know, shocker. What, predicting movies people have actually seen?  Gravity lands on top for the second time since the Gurus began.   It appears, at this stage...
Posted On 17 Oct 2013

Gurus Update Post Telluride/Toronto

Rather than ranking the movies this time, the Gurus of Gold have instead put the top movies and a second group of films they were less sure of or haven’t seen. Movies I think will or might be in I put in my lower group — it isn’t a top ten, however. It is still...
Posted On 19 Sep 2013

The State of the Race: Managing Expectations

Everybody wants to rule the world. Maybe the worst thing about the Oscar race is how we build up contenders to impossible heights before the season has begun. I feel it necessary to remind everyone this time of year what Oscar predicting used to be and what’s it’s...
Posted On 15 Aug 2013