“Boyhood” had led the race for Best Picture at the Oscars all season long, even after getting beaten by “Birdman” at both the PGA and SAG awards last month and reaping just six Oscar bids. However, after it lost again at Saturday’s DGA Awards, our two dozen Oscar experts updated their predictions and “Birdman” is now ahead 14 – 9 (“Selma” has one vote).
But is their current collective wisdom correct or were they right before? Then again, maybe another of the eight Best Picture nominees is poised to pull off an upset. What do you think? Vote in our poll below.
Consider that “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is tied with “Birdman” for the most nominations (nine) and did much better than it at the BAFTAs, winning five awards versus one.
Then there is “American Sniper,” which keeps surprising with its record breaking box office. Could it do the same at the Oscars, where it contends in six categories?
Or perhaps one of the other four films in the running — eight-time nominee “The Imitation Game,” two-time contender “Selma” or either of those with five bids (“The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash“) — will play spoiler.
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