When Gold Derby unveiled the latest batch of Oscar predictions pooled from top experts, one forecast jumped out – and screamed: Pete Hammond (Deadline) just switched horses in the race for Best Picture. The news rattled Hollywood because Pete had been riding “King’s Speech” since early days in the derby. Now he’s aboard “The Social Network” express.
Check out our video chat below, which Pete and I recorded at the Hollywood Museum and is all the more interesting when you pay attention to what Pete puts in second place in his new Best Picture ranking: “The Fighter.” Can it really pull off an upset to win? Pete and I both say, “Yes!”
What will the other nominees be? See our pundits’ predix here. Check out the detailed rankings of projected winners category by category by pundits here. Those predix are translated into racetrack odds here.