Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes) predicts ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ will win Best Picture Oscar

Rotten Tomatoes editor-in-chief Matt Atchity predicts “Saving Mr. Banks” will win Best Picture and Supporting Actor (Tom Hanks). However, he expects “Gravity” to take home a leading six Oscars: Director (Alfonso Cuaron), Cinematography, Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects. 

In his predictions just entered at Gold Derby, he also forecasts performers from four different films will claim the acting awards: leads Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine“) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave“) and featured players Hanks and Oprah Winfrey (“The Butler“).

Atchity joins Christopher Rosen (Huffington Post) in backing the bid by “Banks” for the top prize. Seventeen of our 25 Experts expect “12 Years a Slave” to prevail while four favor “Gravity.” 

See Atchity’s full predix here. And see how his rankings compare to other Experts here.

He joins the majority (22) in predicting Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine“) to win Best Actress with only three Experts picking “Gravity” star Sanda Bullock.

He brings Redford back to a tie with “12 Years” star Chiwetel Ejiofor with 11 votes apiece. However, Ejiofor has better odds of 12/5 (versus 13/5) because he is ranked higher on more Experts’ lists. 

Atchity’s vote for Winfrey narrows the gap with “12 Years” ingenue Lupita Nyongo to five votes (8 to 13). 

And while he boosts the bid by Hanks who now has two votes, Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyer’s Club”) remains far out in front for Best Supporting Actor with an 18 to 5 edge over Michael Fassbender (“12 Years a Slave“). 

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