“The King’s Speech” is heir to Oscar’s Best Picture throne, according to the latest predictions of 18 experts polled by Gold Derby. Eight pick “King’s Speech” to win Best Picture, giving it 9 to 5 racetrack odds. Five choose “The Social Network” (7 to 3 odds), “Black Swan” gets two votes (14 to 1) and “Toy Story 3” and “The Way Back” get one vote each. See a rundown of racetrack odds in all top races here.
Our 18 Oscar seers: Thelma Adams (Us Weekly, Thelmadams.com), Tim Appelo (Hollywood Reporter), Lane Brown (New York Magazine Vulture), Scott Feinberg (ScottFeinberg.com), Erik Davis (Cinematical), Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood), Dave Karger (Entertainment Weekly), Guy Lodge (InContention), Michael Musto (Village Voice), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby, L.A. Times The Envelope), Kevin Polowy (NextMovie), Steve Pond (TheWrap), Keith Simanton (IMDB), Sasha Stone (AwardsDaily), Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood, Indie Wire), Bob Tourtellotte (Reuters), Jeff Wells (Hollywood-Elsewhere), Susan Wloszczyna (USA Today).
“The King’s Speech” — Appelo, Brown, Hammond, Karger, Musto, Pond, Thompson, Wloszczyna
“The Social Network” — Feinberg, O’Neil, Polowy, Stone, Wells
“Black Swan” — Adams, Tourtellotte
“Inception” — Simanton
“Toy Story 3” — Davis
“The Way Back” — Lodge [Read more…]