I need to post this because Jeff Wells just posted an absurd run-down of why the poll is wrong. He gives various reasons why – most do not hold water — A Single man has “gay-o-vision,” Amelia has been dissed by an “insider” and therefore has no shot. Food, Inc. is a “doc” and therefore has no chance to make the Best Pic cut. Um. Lebanon is a foreign language and therefore won’t make the cut. Um. Sherlock Holmes is a “joke suggestion” – I could go on. But do I really need to?
Here’s a tip, Oscar watchers — anyone who claims to have expert authority on the Oscars is usually one who will end up with egg on his or her face. The good predictors, btw, fly under the radar and do not brag about how good they are.¬† If anyone had the time or energy to go through Jeff Wells’ rundown of the Best Pic poll below — Wells seems to miss the basic idea of the poll, which is to gather up what READERS BELIEVE will be nominated – not a bunch of “Oscar experts” who supposedly have authority — but what the people who hit our site think. That is why he casts a wide net – as opposed to an “Oscar balloon” with all the film he hopes and wants will be nominated or to exhibit some kind of sixth sense about how the Academy will vote.