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Oscar: The 9 films that could win “Best Picture”


Oscar: The 9 films that could win “Best Picture”

This list won’t just be the top 9 films on the Best Picture prediction page. It also won’t be the 9 I think will make it with nominations (though very possible). Many other films not on the list could be nominated, but won’t compete for the win, the same way “The Blind Side” or “District 9” didn’t compete in 2010 and how “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” didn’t compete in 2011.

At this point in the race we have seen all but four of the major contenders. We, as a film-going audience, haven’t seen them, but critics have, and we have been given a general consensus on the film.

So here are the top 9, possible Oscar Winners. I can guarantee one of these nine films will be our Oscar Best Picture winner.

VOTW: “The Way Way Back” Trailer

VOTW: The Way Way Back Trailer
A lot of pretty fantastic trailers came out this past week. Two of them looking like they could gain award momentum come Oscar season. Those two being the new Ron Howard/Peter Morgan collaboration for Rush and a new science fiction epic from the mastermind behind District 9 Neil Blomkamp titled Elysium. 

Both trailers are definitely worth a look, but what really stood out to me on the trailer market was Nat Faxon and Jim Rash’s The Way Way Back. I understand “From the Producer’s of Little Miss Sunshine” doesn’t exactly seal the deal (they seem to be producing everything) but the Rash/Faxon team seems like a nice mix ever since they co-wrote The Descendants with Alexander Payne and won their Oscars.

Plus the trailer looks genuinely funny. The film has already received reviews out of Sundance that are mixed to positive, enough to make it seem like it’ll be good, but not award-worthy. The trailer made me excited to see it though and here it is for you guys!