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Fearless Oscar prophets predict best picture nominees (Can 'Star Trek' or 'District 9' really fly?)

October 28, 2009 |  8:42 am

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Following up on the brave Oscar forecasts that we featured Tuesday, here's a new batch of best picture predictions from another gang of pundits: Thelma Adams (Us Weekly), Kevin Lewin (World Entertainment News Network), Richard Rushfield (Gawker), Jeff Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere) and Susan Wloszczyna (USA Today).

All of these oracles foresee a nomination for "The Hurt Locker," "Invictus," "Precious" and "Up." One of our gurus (Thelma) is boldly going where no pundit's gone before by picking "Star Trek," which, I agree, is a real contender. Kev's also making some way-out choices, admitting to me in an e-mail that "Moon" may just be wishful thinking. Jeff waffles a bit, saying that either "Inglourious Basterds" or "District 9" will get in, so both titles are listed here with question marks. Predictions for "Star Trek," "District 9" and "Avatar" are curious considering the academy's historic reluctance to embrace sci-fi fare. Only two films of that genre have been nominated for best pic in the past: "E.T." and "Star Wars." However, this year there will be twice as many nominees as usual, of course, so there's more room for exceptions.

Check out more predictions from our Gold Derby seers here.

BEST PICTURE Adams Lewin Rushfield Wells Wloszczyna
"Avatar"

X

 

 

 

X

"Bright Star"    

X

X

 
"Brothers"    

X

   
"An Education"

X

 

X

X

X

"District 9"      

?

 
"Hurt Locker"

X

X

X

X

X

"Inglourious Basterds"  

 

 

?

X

"Invictus"

X

X

X

X

X

"Lovely Bones"

X

X

 

 

X

"The Informant"  

X

     
"It's Complicated"  

 

   

X

"Moon"  

X

     
"Nine"

X

X

X

X

 

"Precious"

X

X

X

X

X

"The Road"

 

X

 

 

 

"A Serious Man"      

X

 
"Sherlock Holmes"  

X

     
"Star Trek"

X

       
"Up"

X

X

X

X

X

"Up in the Air"

X

 

X

X

X

"Where the Wild Things Are"

 

 

X

   

Left photo: Scene from "Star Trek." Credit: Paramount

Right photo: Scene from "District 9" Credit: Tristar

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