Twenty-two of our 30 Oscar Experts expect Catherine Martin to win the Best Production Design Oscar for “The Great Gatsby.” She has already prevailed at the Critics’ Choice and BAFTA awards as well as with the Art Directors Guild. This support gives her leading 4/9 odds to finally take home a bookend to the Oscar she won in 2001 for “Moulin Rouge!” She also contends for Best Costume Design for “Gatsby” and won that category for “Moulin Rouge!” also.
If she is vulnernable, the Experts can’t agree on her likeliest rival.
Five expect the award to go to Andy Nicholson for “Gravity“: Scott Feinberg (THR), Thom Geier (EW), Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com). That gives him odds of 5/1.
Two others – Kevin Polowy (Yahoo!) and Jeff Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere) – think “12 Years a Slave‘s” Adam Stockhausen will pull off an upset, giving him 12/1 odds.
One maverick Expert, Claudia Puig (USA Today), expects the Oscar to go to K.K. Barrett for “Her” and that gives her odds of 25/1.
“American Hustle‘s” Judy Becker is the only nominee not ranked first by at least one Experts, so she ranks last with 50/1 odds.
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