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Oscar Watch: Up in the Air, Clooney, Streep Lead Gurus ‘O Gold

Oscar Watch: Up in the Air, Clooney, Streep Lead Gurus 'O Gold

Thompson on Hollywood

The Gurus ‘O Gold jury of 14 Oscar prognosticators have weighed in on the top movies, actors and animated films so far in the Oscar race. Here’s how it looks with at least four major movies (*) sight unseen. (BTW, I meant to include Up, which naturally leads the animation pack, in my top twelve.) George Clooney leads the actors, while Carey Mulligan Meryl Streep is the top contender among the actresses. UPDATE: Since November 4, MCN added votes which pushed Streep into the lead, by one point.

1. Up in the Air
2. Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
3. The Hurt Locker
4. Invictus*
5. An Education
6. Up
7. Nine*
8. The Lovely Bones*
9. Inglourious Basterds
10. A Serious Man
11. Avatar*
12. Where the Wild Things Are

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1 point is 1 point. Streep still leads…

Anne Thompson

I asked David Poland why the chart has changed since the first vote November 4. Here’s what he wrote back:

Seems like years ago. My guess is that a vote or two came in after you first saw it. They are within 1 point.


Correction: Streep leads the Best Actress Gurus of Gold derby…Please make the correction/

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