USA Today's Claudia Puig predicts '12 Years a Slave' to win Best Picture Oscar

By Paul Sheehan
By Paul Sheehan
Nov 07 2013 04:50 am
0
See Paul's
Predictions
Jun 19 2015 14:37 pm
Get Gold Derby's free news alerts and predictions

USA Today's Claudia Puig predicts "12 Years a Slave" will win Best Picture at the Oscars as well as Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Adapted Screenplay and Score . 

In her predictions just entered at Gold Derby, she also forecasts a great night for "Gravity" with six wins: Director (Alfonso Cuaron), Cinematography, Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects. 

Puig's backing bolsters the frontrunner status of "12 Years a Slave," which now has 14 of 23 Experts picking it to prevail as Best Picture. Other supporters: Edward Douglas (Comingsoon), Thom Geier (Entertainment Weekly), Mark Harris (Grantland), Dave Karger (Fandango),  Tariq Khan (Fox News), Mary Milliken (Reuters), Michael Musto (Gawker, Out), Kevin Polowy (Next Movie), Steve Pond (TheWrap), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), Jeff Wells (Hollywood-Elsewhere), Glenn Whipp (Los Angeles Times) and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com).

"Gravity" has the backing of six Experts: Thelma Adams (Yahoo), Guy Lodge (HitFix), Keith Simanton (IMDb), Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) and me. 

Get Gold Derby's free news alerts and predictions
 
Three films have the support of one pundit apiece. Christopher Rosen (Huffington Post) likes the looks of "Saving Mr. Banks" while Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter) goes for the unseen "American Hustle" and Tom O'Neil (Gold Derby) opts for the yet-to-screen "The Wolf of Wall Street."

See Puig's full predix here. And see how her rankings compare to other Experts here.

She joins the majority (18) in predicting Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine") to win Best Actress with only five Experts picking "Gravity" star Sanda Bullock. 

Puig's vote for Oprah Winfrey ("The Butler") breaks her tie for supporting actress with "12 Years" ingenue Lupita Nyongo with an even dozen Oscarologists now with Winfrey. 

And she boosts the bid by Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyer's Club") for Best Supporting Actor who now has a 12 to 10 edge over Michael Fassbender ("12 Years a Slave"). 

What do you think is going to win Best Picture? Vote below using our easy drag-and-drop menu. 

--

 
Related News
Make your Emmy & reality TV predictions.
Win prizes: $100 to $1,000.
pop up close

Advertisement

Make Your Predictions
 
MAKE YOUR PREDICTIONS AT GOLD DERBY: Win prizes, compete against experts, fans and your friends
 
Weekly prizes to predict  "Big Brother" and other TV shows: $100 Amazon Gift Certificates. Also, big prizes to predict the Emmy Award nominations and TCA Awards winners. CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED. We'll send you personal notifications of your scores.
 
Hot Links from the Web
Subscribe to our free news service

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Photo Galleries: Oscars, Emmys, ...

Advertisement