Oscars Best Picture: 23 Experts predict ’12 Years a Slave,’ 7 for ‘Gravity’

Of our 30 Oscarologists, 23 of them are predicting that “12 Years a Slave” will win Best Picture while seven back the bid by “Gravity.” 

This surge in support gives “12 Years a Slaveleading odds of 4 to 9 while “Gravity” is at 10/3. Of the other seven nominees, only “American Hustle” (50/1) has odds better than 100/1.

The 23 Experts predicting “12 Years a Slave” to prevail are: ;

Thelma Adams (Yahoo!)
Michael Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes)
Kyle Buchanan (Vulture)
Mike Cidoni (AP)
Scott Feinberg (THR)
Thom Geier (EW)
Mark Harris (Grantland)
Tim Hayne (Moviefone)
Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair)
Dave Karger (Fandango)
Tariq Khan (Fox News)
Mary Milliken (Reuters)
Michael Musto (Gawker, Out.com)
Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby)
Kevin Polowy (Yahoo!)
Claudia Puig (USA Today)
Christopher Rosen (Huffington Post)
Sasha Stone (Awards Daily)
Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood)
Peter Travers (Rolling Stone)
Jeff Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere)
Glenn Whipp (Los Angeles Times)
Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com)

The seven who favor “Gravity” are:

Edward Douglas (Coming Soon)
Pete Hammond  (Deadline)
Guy Lodge (Hit Fix)
Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood)
Steve Pond (The Wrap)
Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby)
Keith Simanton (IMDB)

Review the individual predictions of our Experts here.  And be sure to check out the Experts’ collective rankings and racetrack odds

What do you think is going to win Best Picture? Vote below using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Come back and change your predictions as often as you like till Oscar night, March 2. 

2 thoughts on “Oscars Best Picture: 23 Experts predict ’12 Years a Slave,’ 7 for ‘Gravity’

  1. I realize that for the most part as seen over the years the Academy voters seem like lost sheep looking for someone to guide them or tell them how to vote, like film critics. However, this year I am hoping that they will go their independent ways and give Hollywood the big surprise in choosing “American Hustle” as the best film of the year.

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