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Deep Background… Picture and Director – Split or Sweep?

Deep Background… Picture and Director – Split or Sweep?

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The Gurus have shifted position after Ben Affleck won Best Director and Best Picture from both the BFCAs and the Globes.  The folks over at Gold Derby are similarly split up — with most choosing either Argo or Lincoln. Here is how they think it will go at Movie City News:   We’re at that time of year again when pundits are predicting a director but not the best picture or…

The Artist Takes the Lead in Oscar’s Best Picture Race, Says the Gurus of Gold, Gold Derby

The Artist Takes the Lead in Oscar’s Best Picture Race, Says the Gurus of Gold, Gold Derby

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If there were any doubts before, there are no doubts now.  The black and white silent French film, The Artist, has taken the lead in this year’s Best Picture race, according to we Gurus of Gold and of course, over at Gold Derby.  There is always that point in the year when you just know.  And there is no stopping this movie. If there had been any stopping it it…

Gurus of Gold Goes Up

Gurus of Gold Goes Up

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David Poland asked the Gurus to submit their picks before this whole trashy story about The Hurt Locker emerged — and thus, I expect several may change their Best Pic predictions before all is said and done. Gurus are invited to change whatever they want. Two of them, Poland of course, are sticking with Avatar. For now, everyone else seems to feel that The Hurt Locker is ahead. You can…

The Gurus Give Opinions

The Gurus Give Opinions

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Usually they are just a group of scores on a chart, but this week the Gurus of Gold did something a little different – they had an essay portion. I did not get mine in in time so mine is blank – but I will offer it up here at the end of the piece in case you’re interested. Meanwhile, here are a few quotes:

The Gurus of Gold Proves I’m No Math Whiz

The Gurus of Gold Proves I’m No Math Whiz

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I told David Poland I didn’t want to participate in the Gurus of Gold this week because he was doing percentages. My experience awards watching has taught me that even when something is a sure bet, there are large groups of people who have a different contender in mind. I know this by the pre-Oscar interviews. And anyway, it’s just the nature of human beings: we don’t all think alike….

Updated Gurus Chart

Updated Gurus Chart

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As you can see, I have slipped The Hurt Locker into my number one spot to win Best Picture, along with Director and Screenplay. It is far too early to predict anything in this race. But what I do know is that all of the best picture for Avatar chatter hurt that film, in my opinion, because it lifted it into that risky slot of being the frontrunner. No film…

Gurus Updated Best Pic Chart

Gurus Updated Best Pic Chart

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There is also a yes and no poll definitely worth a look.

Gurus Ring In

Gurus Ring In

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Here are the top ten according the Gurus of Gold. Click here to see the rankings in the other top categories.

It’s Getting Hot in Here – Gurus Updates

It’s Getting Hot in Here – Gurus Updates

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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, I can tell you, to predict the Oscars in any way, shape or form before the films have been released. If…

Gurus of Gold Updates, Wild Card Picks

Gurus of Gold Updates, Wild Card Picks

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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 comments on the Star Trek post first – I might have put down Leonard Nimoy. Here’s the thing…