Friday, February 22, 2013

2 Days to Oscar: Sound and Fury (OK, Visual Effects)/Oscar Matters:Final Predcitions

Good Friday morning!

We're just 2 days away from closing Oscar season by opening the envelopes.

Today I take a look at the Sound races: Mixing and Editing and Visual Effects.

Our panel of Oscar experts includes the published predictions of the following:

Sasha Stone/Awards Daily
Scott Feinberg/The Feinberg Forecast-The Hollywood Reporter
Kristopher Tapley/InContention-HitFix
Anne Thompson/Thompson on Hollywood-IndieWire
Peter Knegt/IndieWire
Brad Brevet/Rope of Silicon
Clayton Davis/Awards Circuit
Alex Carlson/Film Misery

Telluride #39 films in Bold


1) Les Miserables (2)
2) Skyfall (1)
3) Life of Pi (3)
4) Argo (5)
5) Lincoln (4)

Comment:  "Les Mis" overtakes "Skyfall" for the favorite's spot and it's lead is substantial.


1) Life of Pi (1)
2) Skyfall (2)
3) Argo (4)
4) Zero Dark Thirty (3)
5) Django Unchained (5)

Comment:  This category is too close to call but almost certainly down to the top two films.  The strength of the "Argo" wave is even felt here in both sound categories as it moved up a spot in both Sound Mixing and Editing.


1) Life of Pi (1)
2) The Hobbit (2)
3) The Avengers (3)
4) Prometheus (4)
5) Snow White and the Huntsman (5)

Comment: No changes here and "Pi's" lead is strong.

Tomorrow I'll take a look at the Short Subject categories where I have more data than last time and some changes have occurred.


A slew of Oscarologists and Industry Watchers are posting their final predictions.  Over the next two days I'll post links to some selected Final Oscar Picks.  The FAC will have it's FINAL up on Sunday.

For now, however, here are the final predictions from:

Anthony Breznican/Entertainment Weekly:

Scott Feinberg/The Hollywood Reporter:

Peter Knegt/IndieWire:

I'll have more "Finals" tomorrow.

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