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  • Tom O’Neil
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    I just tracked this year’s Oscar Best Picture race by documenting which films were out front at various times based upon the experts’ predictions at Gold Derby — 4 films went in and out of the lead position 6 times. It was a very strange derby year —

    http://tinyurl.com/c392q6y

    What do YOU make of it?

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    Benny Tarleton
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    It sure was and for folks like me who bet real money at INTRADE it was truly a roller coaster ,white knuckle ride…pheeeew  

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    24Emmy
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    People like to jump off bandwagons and then later pop right back on lol.

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    Fishbiscuit
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    I never found the race to be that crazy. No film really stepped out in front until Affleck was snubbed by the directors branch. 

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    I remember when people though that The Master would win Best Picture, PTA Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, Joaquin Phoenix Best Actor, Amy Adams for Best Supporting Actress, and PSH Best Supporting Actor (although that still could happen, even though TLJ, Waltz, and De Niro are the frontrunners). It’s weird to think that people would think that The Master would win all of those awards. Then, the reaction was divisive towards the movie, and the buzz cooled off. Then again, the buzz cooled off for Argo, and yet it still cleaned up the awards circuit. 

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    unsunganthem
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    I remember when people though that The Master would win Best Picture, PTA Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, Joaquin Phoenix Best Actor, Amy Adams for Best Supporting Actress, and PSH Best Supporting Actor (although that still could happen, even though TLJ, Waltz, and De Niro are the frontrunners). It’s weird to think that people would think that The Master would win all of those awards. Then, the reaction was divisive towards the movie, and the buzz cooled off. Then again, the buzz cooled off for Argo, and yet it still cleaned up the awards circuit. 

    I remember this too. And frankly The Master was the best film of the year. A work of sheer brilliance from the best filmmaker working today, IMO. I think the fact that audiences didn’t warm to it hurt its chances with the Academy. Critics really loved it, but the public not so much. It has an 86% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes amongst critics, but a 62% rating amongst viewers. That’s quite a gap.

    I agree with Tom’s original post, though. This year’s race for Best Picture was certainly well contested. It reminds me of the Republican primary campaigns for president in 2011-12. Everyone had their fifteen minutes as the front-runner before settling on Romney. I guess that makes Argo like Romney. Eww. No offense to Argo intended! That film is way more interesting and dynamic than the former governor. 

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    PJ Edwards
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     Les Mis….

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    JulieF
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    I remember when Laura Linney and Leonardo DiCaprio were predicted to win, along with The Master.  Memories…

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    BrandoObsession
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    I would even say ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ got a lot of momentum in December/January when it won all those critics awards and then NBR. 

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