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gurus: picture and prayers

gurus: picture and prayers

oscarhand.jpgOk, I’ve had a nasty cold for the past 5 days or so and today was the first day where I almost felt normal…so I am a bit late posting this link to the latest Gurus o’ Gold survey from Movie City News. If you are already sick of awards season then you’ll want to skip this post, ’cause this is the heart of Oscar buzz season…Academy ballots were mailed the day after Christmas and the polls close on Saturday (January 13).

For this Gurus poll, we were asked to again rank the top ten films as we see them in the minds of Oscar voters for best picture (not our personal favorites), and we were also asked to offer up five “prayers to the Academy” for the nominations we hope the members won’t miss…

In my mind, the best picture category is almost locked, but keep an eye on that 5th spot. As for the “prayers”, my five choices are all highly deserving, but I wonder if more than one of them will actually get a nomination?

My Gurus ballot is below, thoughts? (c’mon, I know some of you are following this stuff… please share your predictions/prayers)

Best Picture
1. “Dreamgirls”
2. “The Departed”
3. “Babel”
4. “The Queen”
5. “Little Miss Sunshine”
6. “Little Children”
7. “United 93”
8. “Letters From Iwo Jima”
9. “Pan’s Labyrinth”
10. “Bobby”

Prayers To The Academy
1. Ryan Gosling, Best Actor, “Half Nelson”
2. Best Actress, Laura Dern, “Inland Empire”
3. “Sisters in Law,” Best Documentary
4. Shareeka Epps, Best Supporting Actress, “Half Nelson”
5. “In The End,” Original Song, “Shortbus”

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