Jenelle Riley warns: Oscars’ Best Picture race isn’t over yet

After so many critics groups declared “Boyhood” to be the Best Picture of the year, is this year’s top Oscar race already over?

“Maybe I’m in denial, but I don’t think it is over by a long shot,” says Oscar Expert Jenelle Riley (Variety) to Tom O’Neil during their new podcast. Listen below.

“I love critics groups. It’s always fun to see them give certain people a boost and maybe put names in the conversation,” she continues. “But at the end of the day, I don’t think they have much bearing on the academy.”

Tune in to their podcast chat below in which they discuss the most formidable alternatives to “Boyhood,” including “Selma,” “The Imitation Game” and “The Theory of Everything.” But Jenelle also warns to watch out for “Birdman,” which has “a lot of academy love.”

See Jenelle’s predictions here. And Tom’s are here. See how their picks compare to other Experts here. When all of their forecasts are combined, they generate these rankings and racetrack odds. You can compete against our Experts and win $1,000 by adding your predictions here.

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Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter)

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3 thoughts on “Jenelle Riley warns: Oscars’ Best Picture race isn’t over yet

  1. If anyone believes Boyhood isn’t winning Best Picture at the Oscars then they are either dreaming or in some big denial. It’s winning, hands down. Put a period on it and move on. Next.

  2. Ryan, Remember The Social Network.
    Birdman will win Best Picture and the most Oscars since “Slumdog”. See me after the awards are given out. I’ll be the one saying “I told you so”.

  3. Birman has PICTURE, DIRECTOR, LEAD ACTOR, SUPPORTING ACTOR, SUPPORTING ACTRESS, SCREENPLAY, CINEMATOGRAPHY, and EDITING locked. They’re guaranteed to win 6 of those categories at the VERY LEAST.

    This awards season IS over, and it belongs to the Birdman.

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