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2015 Oscars: Gold Rush Gang October Predictions – Turning Theory Into Reality


So, whaddya think of the fancy new logo? Pretty nifty, huh? Not to boast, but it’s 100% accurate. We have AwardsWatch member Jack Smith (@LightsCameraReact) to thank for that, so let’s give him some love.

Two films make big jumps this month, The Theory of Everything (which breaks into the top 10 for the first time) and Gone Girl. Although The Imitation Game won the People’s Choice at the Toronto Film Festival last month it was the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything that ended up stealing a bit of its thunder with rave reviews and deafening Oscar talk for the film and its two leads, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. Gone Girl benefits from the tremendous marketing leading up to the New York Film Festival and the stellar reviews it’s getting as well. Only two films took a hit this month; Selma and Foxcatcher. Selma‘s fall is a bit odd as we’re now starting to see some productions stills and the first scenes were recently shown at the Urbanworld Film Festival. From the chart you can see that Jason is still the lone holdout in giving any votes for Selma as he believes that everyone is vastly overrating the film’s strength. Foxcatcher seems to be suffering a bit from feelings of ‘is it too dark for the Academy?’ Inherent Vice, which completely fell out of the top 10 last month, bounces back with a trailer drop (finally!) and is set for its debut as the Centerpiece of the New York Film Festival next week.


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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