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Gold Rush Gang Oscar Predictions – May 2014

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The new round of Gold Rush Gang Oscar predictions is up with some changes from last month, an increased strength for Foxcatcher after its success at Cannes and some films and performances dropping off the radar. Don’t forget to check the Gold Rush Gang charts to see who’s voting for whom and align yourself with the best of the best. And make your own voice heard in the forum polls, too!






Birdman (Fox Searchlight) – 10
Foxcatcher (Sony Pictures Classics) – 10
Inherent Vice  (Warner Brothers)– 10
Interstellar (Paramount)– 10
Unbroken (Universal) – 10
Big Eyes (The Weinstein Company)– 9
Gone Girl (20th Century Fox) – 9
A Most Violent Year (A24) – 7
Wild (Fox Searchlight) – 6
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight) – 4

Birdman, Foxcatcher, Inherent Vice and Interstellar hold strong with full support of the Gold Rush Gang for May. Matt L. finally adds Unbroken to his list, giving the Angelina Jolie film 10 votes as well. Get On Up and Fury disappear from the Top 10 to make room for The Grand Budapest Hotel and Wild, while A Most Violent Year and Gone Girl inch up.


Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman


Alejandro Gonzàlex Iñárritu, Birdman10
Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice9
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher9
Tim Burton, Big Eyes7
Angelina Jolie, Unbroken7

Iñárritu still manages the only 10 vote choice but Burton, PTA and Miller gain one more vote. Angelina Jolie makes the biggest play, grabbing two more votes to land in the top 5 on her own (as Fincher drops out).


Jack O'Connell, Unbroken
Jack O’Connell, Unbroken


Steve Carell, Foxcatcher10
Michael Keaton, Birdman10
Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes10
Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice9
Jack O’Connell, Unbroken7

Carell and Keaton remain in the top slots, while Waltz loses a vote and Phoenix gains one. Chadwick Boseman falls off the list, as does Benedict Cumberbatch, to make room for O’Connell, who added three votes.


Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods


Amy Adams, Big Eyes10
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl10
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods10
Reese Witherspoon, Wild10
Michelle Williams, Suite française6

Best Actress is getting quite solid, with Streep now at 10 votes, making it the only category with just one name lacking complete support. Michelle Williams loses one and drops to 6 and her future in the top 5 is starting to look precarious.

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About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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