With award season running at full-throttle, it’s the perfect time to get your Best Picture predictions in before the Academy Awards in February. But which movie will it be? Does “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” stand a chance against the big Oscar bait movies at the end of the year?
The race is wide open, and with no clear front-runner, we need you to help pick which movie is the most likely to take the top prize. Vote for your choice of most likely to win Best Picture in our poll below!
If any movie has emerged as a Best Picture front-runner, it has to be Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist.” The silent, black and white ode to the golden age of cinema took the festival circuit by storm and established its lead Jean Dujardin as the man to beat for Best Actor.
From the director of “Election” and “Sideways,” “The Descendants” follows a father, played by George Clooney, as he both deals with his dying wife and his two neglected teenage daughters. The movie struck the signature balance of humor and sadness that director Alexander Payne is known for.
It’s a movie about an adorable horse in WWI who is trying to get back home to his family, and it’s directed by Steven Spielberg. Of course, it was going to be an awards contender. Reports from advanced screenings have audiences cheering and grabbing tissues.
Legendary director Martin Scorsese took a risk and ventured into children’s movies for the first time, and boy, should we all be grateful! “Hugo” captured the attentions of kids, adults and critics with its stunning visuals, heaping helpings of heart and a pure love of the movies.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2″
It was more than just another Harry Potter movie. It was an experience, an end of an era, a rollercoaster, an action film, a horror movie. Most of all, it was one of the finest movie going experiences of the year.
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Director David Fincher has come out and said he doesn’t think his adaptation of the best-selling Stieg Larsson novel is the type of movie that gets Oscar nominations, but critics and other awards groups have disagreed.
The feel-good drama from all the way back in the summer is old by Academy standards, but people could not stay away from this film. “The Help” received some of the best reviews of the year and lots of awards attention for both Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer.
Who knew a movie about baseball statistics could be so damn great? Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill make an unexpectedly great team in this story about how Billy Beane, the general manager for the Oakland A’s, changed baseball.
“Midnight in Paris”
Subbing in for director Woody Allen, Owen Wilson takes a trip back in to Paris when it was exciting to be alive and meets a few famous faces along the way. The movie scored at the box office and went on to become Allen’s highest grossing movie of all time.
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock star in this post-9/11 drama about a young boy desperately searching for answers in the wake of the tragedy and his father’s death. Only a handful of people have seen the movie already, and the praise has been almost unanimous.
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