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It's official: 'Avatar' will rule the Oscars, experts say

January 20, 2010 |  4:09 pm

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When we pooled Oscar experts in the past, many predicted that "Avatar" would win best picture, but now that's the verdict of the vast majority. Below is how these pundits rank their projected nominees according to their likelihood of winning: Scott Feinberg (AndTheWinnerIs), Pete Hammond (Notes on a Season, The Envelope), Peter Howell (Toronto Star), Steve Pond (The Odds, TheWrap), Nathaniel Rogers (Film Experience) and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone).

BEST PICTURE Travers Feinberg Hammond Howell Pond Rogers
"Avatar"

1

1

1

1

1

2

"District 9"

8

9

7

8

9

  

"An Education"

6

6

8

7

6

6

"The Hangover"

10

         
"Hurt Locker"

2

2

3

2

2

3

"Inglourious Basterds"

5

4

4

4

4

"Invictus"

 

8

9

9

8

7

"The Messenger"  

 10

 

 

  

 
"Nine"          

10

"Precious"

4

5

5

6

5

5

"A Serious Man"

    

 

10 

10

9

"Star Trek"

9

         
'This Is It'  

 

10

     
"Up"

7

7

6

5

7

8

"Up in the Air"

3

3

2

3

3

1

Photo: 20th Century Fox

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