As December draws to a close, our second forum poll series of the month sees what a few weeks of critics awards (okay, and SAG) can do to the race. In most cases, that means solidifying it. Check the trackers for the Big Eight categories for yourself here, and you’ll see that in most categories we are moving towards a consensus set of nominees. The ones most in doubt right now? Best Actress (thanks to Amy Adams gaining ground), Best Director (probably still the toughest to predict), and Best Supporting Actor. Furthermore, we feel eight films are really solid in terms of a Best Picture nomination: 12 Years A Slave, American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska, and Wolf of Wall Street. all these film have at least 80% of the forums putting their money on them. That is strong support.
Will our perspective on the race have changed once the industry awards nominations have started rolling out in early January? Be sure to check out in next month’s (nay, next year’s!) installment of our forum polls, which should be up around the middle of the month. Or follow developments as they, well, develop in our predictions forum.