"Argo" just pulled even with "Les Miserables" in the Oscar race for Best Picture, according to the latest predictions of Oscarologists polled by Gold Derby. Now both films have eight experts forecasting that they will win.
"I think 'Argo' represents an irresistible combination for Academy voters: it's about noble political history and insider Hollywood lore," Lodge tells Gold Derby. "Ben Affleck has paid his dues and is well-liked within the industry -- plus, by voting for 'Argo,' they get to give a producing Oscar to another industry golden boy, George Clooney. All that, and it's a good movie too!"
"'Argo' is up front because it's basically Hollywood that saves the world," Travers says in our podcast chat. Listen to his full thoughts here.