David Poland’s Gurus of Gold has put out its first real predictions for the season. There is probably a pretty good chance that at least 6 or 7 out of these titles will eventually make it in by year’s end. It’s funny how fast perceptions can change from one day to the next, even. Glenn Whipp and Anne Thompson are only predicting films they’ve seen, which explains why no Joy or The Revenant. That’s probably smart, given that many had high on their lists last year at this time: Unbroken, Interstellar and Foxcatcher. Only one went on to get a nomination.
I am an outlier on a few things, namely supporting actor where I feel the heat is on Paul Dano and Jacob Tremblay, not on Michael Keaton in Spotlight – though clearly most everyone else disagrees with me. Wisdom in crowds, so I would trust the majority if I were you.
Here are the charts. Let the games begin. Gold Derby’s picks are here.