Tom O’Neil has some fun chiding his fellow Oscar bloggers for giving him hell way back when for his Inglourious Basterd prediction. He has a few good reasons why he thinks the film is as good as gold. Here is one:
Remember how shocked everybody (except me) was when “Inglourious Basterds” reaped the most Critics Choice Award nominations and landed in all of the top Golden Globe races? That’s because there isn’t a loud rah-rah section behind it to warn that the old August movie was about to make a big, splashy return. Its support emerges quietly when voters look over a ballot. Not thrilled by options among late-year releases, they spy that irresistibly cheeky title ‚Äî “Inglourious Basterds” ‚Äî on the list, they smile mischievously and can’t resist checking it off.
It’s a true horse race.