Miserable no more! "Les Miserables" just pulled ahead of "Silver Linings Playbook" in the Best Picture race based upon the predictions of top experts polled by Gold Derby.
Back on Sept. 26, 8 pundits out of 23 picked "Silver Linings Playbook" to prevail, giving it 5-to-1 odds. Place position: "Lincoln" (6 pundits). Show: "Les Miz" (4 gurus).
Now "Les Miz" leads with 8 experts. "Argo" follows with 5 and "Silver Linings Playbook" ties "Lincoln" with 4. Three weeks ago, "Argo" had only one pundit's full support, so its new momentum amounts to a surge.
Predicting a big win for "Les Miz": Edward Douglas (Comingsoon), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Sean O'Connell (Hollywood News), Christopher Rosen (Huffington Post), Keith Simanton (IMDB), Alex Suskind (Moviefone), Jeff Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere) and me.
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