All five of our Oscarologists who have weighed in with their picks for these prizes predict it to take the top award as do our six Editors, 23 of last year’s Top 24 Users and more than 90% of All Users.
That tidal wave of support gives the film, which reaped seven Spirit bids in all, odds of 1 to 10 to prevail at this kudofest on March 1, the day before the Academy Awards.
Its closest rival in terms of nominations — “Nebraska” with six — has odds of 33 to 1 to pull off an upset in this race.
In the 28-year history of these kudos, only two Spirit winners — — “Platoon” (1986) and “The Artist” (2011) — went on to take home the top Oscar too. Could “12 Years a Slave” be the third? Currently, it sits atop our Oscars Best Picture prediction chart leading “Gravity” with odds of 7/2 versus 11/2.
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