Oscars Best Picture update: ‘The Artist’ zooms ahead

The Artist” has zoomed far ahead of “The Descendants” in the Oscars’ derby for Best Picture. Currently, 19 of Gold Derby’s 30 Oscarologists pick it to win, compared to 6 backing “The Descendants,” 3 riding “War Horse” and 1 wagering on “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.”

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One month ago, the ranking was “The Descendants” (11), “War Horse” (5), “The Artist” (4), “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” (3), “J. Edgar” (1), “Moneyball” (1) and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (1).

Currently backing “The Artist”: Kyle Buchanan (Vulture), J.D. Cargill (CNN), Ed Douglas (Comingsoon), Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood), Elena Howe (L.A. Times), Bradley Jacobs (Us Weekly), Dave Karger (Entertainment Weekly), Kevin Lewin (WENN), Guy Lodge (In Contention, Hitfix), Sean O’Connell (Hollywood News), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Kevin Polowy (Next Movie), Steve Pond (The Wrap), Christopher Rosen (Moviefone), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood, Indiewire), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), S.T. Van Airsdale (Movieline), Chuck Walton (Fandango).

Experts riding “The Descendants”: Thelma Adams (Yahoo), Matt McDaniel (Yahoo Movies). Richard Rushfield (Daily Beast Newsweek), Keith Simanton (IMDB), Jeff Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere), Susan Wloszczyna (USA Today).

“War Horse” supporters: Mark Harris (Grantland), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Michael Musto (Village Voice).

Moneyball” backer: Sasha Stone (AwardsDaily). “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” supporter: Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes).

See the charts of their prediction rankings here. Another chart of comparative rankings here.

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PICTURE

Dec. 2, 2011 Nov. 2, 2011
1. ‘The Artist’ (19 votes) 37% – 17/10 odds ‘The Descendants’ (11 votes) 36% – 9/5 odds
2. The Descendants’ (6 votes) 20% – 4/1 War Horse’ (5 votes) 20% – 4/1 odds
3. War Horse’ (3 votes) 13% – 13/2 odds The Artist’ (4 votes) 17% – 5/1 odds
4. ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’
(1 vote) 6% – 16/1 odds
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’
(3 votes) 11% – 8/1 odds
5. Moneyball’ (1) 6% – 16/1 odds J. Edgar (1) 4% – 25/1 odds
6. The Help’ (0) 6% – 16/1 odds ‘Moneyball’ (1) 4% – 25/1 odds
7. Midnight in Paris’ (0) 5% – 20/1 odds Girl with Dragon Tattoo’ (1) 4% – 25/1 odds
8. ‘Hugo’ (0) 3% – 33/1 odds The Help’ (0) 2% – 50/1 odds
9. ‘Tree of Life’ (0) 2% – 50/1 odds Midnight in Paris’ (0) 1% – 100/1 odds
10. Girl with Dragon Tattoo’ (0) 2% – 50/1 Tree of Life’ (0) 1% – 100/1 odds

 

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