Just one week from tonight, the Oscars will finally be here. We will finally learn just how much validity all the predictions and speculation of the past few months actually have.
Over the next few days I intend to post a series of ranked predictions, with a quick breakdown of each of the 24 categories to help you make your own choices. In addition you will notice a new page titled “Oscar Predictions” in the menu up top. I will update it continuously throughout the week as each of the following 6 posts are published:
- Animated, Foreign, Doc, and Short Films
- Sound and Music
- Technical Categories (Cinematography, Costumes, Makeup, Production Design, and Visual Effects)
- Storytelling (Editing and Screenplays)
- Picture and Director
Full disclosure: My predictions have never been perfect. I don’t expect that to change this year, especially with so many tight races. But I generally get anywhere from 17 to 21 or so correct. You can use this as a guide to help you fill out your office pool or sound knowledgeable at your party.
In addition, I recommend checking out the guys over at In Contention. Kris Tapley is consistently one of the best prognosticators out there. Also take a look at MCN’s Guru’s Of Gold, which compiles the predictions of all the majors journalists and bloggers covering the race.