Oscars Best Picture predictions: 'J. Edgar' dives, 'Midnight in Paris' and 'The Help' rise

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Nov 15 2011 12:10 pm
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More bad news for "J. Edgar." On top of Clint Eastwood's biopic about FBI dragon J. Edgar Hoover reaping only 41% at RottenTomatoes, it just fell off of Gold Derby's poll of Oscar Experts predicting Best Picture. Just two weeks ago, "J. Edgar" ranked fifth in the poll.

Over the past two weeks, "The Tree of Life" climbed one spot, and "Midnight in Paris" and "The Help" jumped up three positions.

BEST PICTURE Oct. 30 Nov. 15
1. 'The Descendants' - 11/8 'The Descendants' - 2/1
2. 'War Horse' - 9/2 'The Artist' - 12/5
3. 'The Artist' - 11/2 'War Horse' - 10/3
4. 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' - 25/1 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' - 16/1
5. 'J. Edgar' - 25/1 'The Help' - 50/1
6. 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' - 25/1 'Midnight in Paris' - 50/1
7. 'Moneyball' - 25/1 'Moneyball' - 100/1
8. 'The Help' - 100/1 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' - 100/1
9. 'Midnight in Paris' - 100/1 'The Tree of Life' - 100/1
10. 'The Tree of Life' - 100/1 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' - 100/1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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