Not too far from now, the Critics Choice will begin handing out their awards. The big question is really what is going to win Best Picture. We probably won’t know for sure until the Producers Guild on Sunday. If the SAG ensemble and the Producers Guild match then the mystery might be over. Gravity, it’s worth noting, is not nominated for the SAG but it might win the PGA, putting the whole thing into flux.
At any rate, many over at Gold Derby are predicting 12 Years a Slave to win the CCMA’s. I seriously doubt it. This is an American Hustle crowd if there ever was one. I fully expect it to win tonight, along with David O. Russell and it will give the film and its director its first real moment to shine after the Globes.
Here are my predictions, such as they are:
American Hustle <—predicted winner
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity <—but it might be
Inside Llewyn Davis
Saving Mr. Banks
12 Years a Slave The Wolf of Wall Street<—Wouldn’t it be funny if?
Christian Bale – American Hustle <–Caught up in Hustle love.
Bruce Dern – Nebraska <–or maybe..
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club <–predicted winner
Robert Redford – All Is Lost