Oscars update: Frontrunners for Best Picture


If the huffy pronouncements of Oscar pundits at the Venice and Telluride Film Festivals are correct, then “Albert Nobbs,” “Carnage” and “A Dangerous Method” are no longer frontrunners in the Best Picture derby. They still contend in other races like acting, but let’s stay focused just on the top contest now. Here’s how it is shaping up. Latest surges by “The Descendants” (great early reviews) and “The Help” (third weekend topping the box office). Click on the title of each film for more info.

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FRONTRUNNERS
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Help
J. Edgar
The Ides of March
The Iron Lady
Midnight in Paris
War Horse

POSSIBLE
Albert Nobbs
Carnage
Coriolanus
A Dangerous Method
50 50
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Moneyball
My Week with Marilyn
Like Crazy
The Rum Diary
The Skin I Live In
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Tree of Life
We Bought a Zoo
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Young Adult

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