Both of those choices line up with the majority of our 11 experts. Thom Geier (EW), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) and Jeff Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere) all tout this 1970s political drama for Best Picture as well as Russell.
He makes it eight out of 10 for those backing Cate Blanchett as Best Actress for her performance as a woman on the verge in “Blue Jasmine.” However, Pond is the only expert who thinks that film’s writer/director Woody Allen will win his fourth Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. #>
And he is one of three experts to predict that Tracy Letts will win an Oscar for adapting his 2008 Pulitzer and Tony-winning play “August: Osage County.” A plurality are picking “The Wolf of Wall Street” for the win.
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