In her predictions just entered at Gold Derby, she also forecasts a great night for “Gravity” with six wins: Director (Alfonso Cuaron), Cinematography, Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects.
Puig’s backing bolsters the frontrunner status of “12 Years a Slave,” which now has 14 of 23 Experts picking it to prevail as Best Picture. Other supporters: Edward Douglas (Comingsoon), Thom Geier (Entertainment Weekly), Mark Harris (Grantland), Dave Karger (Fandango), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Mary Milliken (Reuters), Michael Musto (Gawker, Out), Kevin Polowy (Next Movie), Steve Pond (TheWrap), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), Jeff Wells (Hollywood-Elsewhere), Glenn Whipp (Los Angeles Times) and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com).
Three films have the support of one pundit apiece. Christopher Rosen (Huffington Post) likes the looks of “Saving Mr. Banks” while Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter) goes for the unseen “American Hustle” and Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) opts for the yet-to-screen “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
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