Michael Keaton keeps his #1 ranking here but Benedict Cumberbatch is making his move, jockeying up 9 points to land at #2 and doing a virtual flip-flop with Steve Carell, who tumbles nine for 3rd place. Eddie Redmayne builds on the strength of his film’s reception and breaks into the top 5 at #5.
What would Oscar predicting be without a crazy race in Best Actress? Julianne Moore in Still Alice makes the biggest jump of any person or film on the charts to go from a single point charted last month (from Kenneth) to the #1 slot. After a nail-biting week after its Toronto debut, Sony Pictures Classics picked up the film and the Best Actress race turned on its head. The lockstep twosome of Reese and Rosamund shattered and Moore is now the major frontrunner in the category. Witherspoon, Pike, Adams and Streep all took some pretty big hits with the entrance of Moore in the race and Felicity Jones enters the top five with an 11-point volley as a part of the Theory train. The Streep drop though is largely due to the news that she might be going Supporting for Into the Woods but we don’t have official word yet.