Updated Oscars predix: Amy Ryan rules in supporting
We've got a new breakdown of Oscar forecasts at our Buzzmeter: CLICK HERE, then click on any link marked "Individual Panelist's Rankings" to see the big grid noting predix per pundit.
Most suspense looms over that notorious bastion of upsets — the supporting actress category where Amy Ryan ("Gone Baby Gone") has the backing of most gurus, including Clay Smith ("E.T.," "The Insider") and Peter Howell (Toronto Star).
Notables in the Cate Blanchett ("I'm Not There") camp: Gregory Ellwood (MSN Movies) and Edward Douglas (Comingsoon.net). Joining me rah-rahing for Ruby Dee ("American Gangster") are Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Sasha Stone (Awardsdaily.com) and Kris Tapley (Variety.com).
Almost everybody's betting on "No Country" for best pic, except those notorious wags at New York Mag's Vulture blog, Dan Kois and Lane Brown, who are really hoping "There Will Be Blood." Diving off a cliff for "Juno" is Anthony Breznican (USA Today).
Otherwise, what's interesting to note about the best-pix predix is which flix our other seers have in second place. Biggest threat to "No Country" is "Michael Clayton," according to Dave Karger (Entertainment Weekly) and Pete Hammond (The Envelope). Backing "Blood" are Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood-Elsewhere.com), Anne Thompson (Variety.com), Lou Lumenick (New York Post) and Susan Wloszczyna (USA Today). "Atonement" is the biggest threat, says Edward Douglas of Comingsoon.net.
Of course, "Juno" cheerleader Scott Feinberg (AndTheWinnerIs) puts his fave in the place position there in the best-pic race, and, sadly, has Ellen Page in show behind Marion Cotillard ("La Vie en Rose") and Julie Christie ("Away From Her") in the actress matchup.