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Oscars update: Frontrunners for Best Picture

By Tom O'Neil
By Tom O'Neil
Sep 05 2011 09:36 am
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If the huffy pronouncements of Oscar pundits at the Venice and Telluride Film Festivals are correct, then "Albert Nobbs," "Carnage" and "A Dangerous Method" are no longer frontrunners in the Best Picture derby. They still contend in other races like acting, but let's stay focused just on the top contest now. Here's how it is shaping up. Latest surges by "The Descendants" (great early reviews) and "The Help" (third weekend topping the box office). Click on the title of each film for more info.

FRONTRUNNERS
"The Artist"
"The Descendants"
"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
"The Help"
"J. Edgar"
"The Ides of March"
"The Iron Lady"
"Midnight in Paris"
"War Horse"

POSSIBLE
"Albert Nobbs"
"Carnage"
"Coriolanus"
"A Dangerous Method"
"50 50"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2"
"Hugo"
"Martha Marcy May Marlene"
"Moneyball"
"My Week with Marilyn"
"Like Crazy
"The Rum Diary"
"The Skin I Live In"
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
"The Tree of Life"
"We Bought a Zoo"
"We Need to Talk About Kevin"
"Young Adult"

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