It’s that time of year again for spitballing the Best Picture nominees. You won’t be surprised by the titles floating around in this year’s chart – in fact, any one of you readers could probably come up with a similar scenario. It’s not the most fun thing in the world, participating in this. For one thing, you have to predict movies you haven’t even seen — movies no one has seen. So you get to look like a fool if there are any major changes. Also, last year I deliberately refused to predict The King’s Speech to win on that chart as a matter of protest (silly, I know) — which means I have to relive the nightmare all over again! Yay! Meanwhile Dave Karger fiercely held on and never let go. Either way, here is how it’s went down.
There seems to be some disagreement about Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Tinker Tailor and of course, The Help. Interesting to see more diversity in this year’s selection than last year’s (listed below).
Click the page to see the possible surprise Oscar nominations for actresses and actors.
Here is last year’s chart around this time – but gurus were asked to pick 15, not ten.
Me and Kris had 9/10 of the eventual nominees but we both had Another Year instead of Black Swan! But of course, we hadn’t yet seen Black Swan. Steve Pond, Gregory Ellwood, Pete Hammond, David Poland, and Mark Olsen had all of the nominees in his list.