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Forum posters divided over best picture: 'Avatar' vs. 'Up in the Air'

January 5, 2010 |  1:30 pm

Up in the Air 500
Enough of what oft-clueless journalists think of who'll win the Academy Awards! Let's check in with the real experts: our forum posters, who treat Oscarology like the science it is. Dr. McPhearson not only offers us his predix, but he recruited noodlings from some of our other, most distinguished Derbyites: Atypical, Bocaboy7, Kams, Pacinofan, and seanflynn. See more shrewd Oscar dishing in our forums.

Four of these gurus believe "Up in the Air" will soar off with the best-picture award while two think "Avatar" will finish first. Compare these predix to the forecasts of additional Oscar gurus here, here and here.

BEST PICTURE Atypical Bocaboy7 Dr. McPhearson Kams Pacinofan seanflynn
"Avatar"

6

4

2

1

4

1

"The Blind Side"  

8

10

   

8

"Crazy Heart"          

10

"District 9"

10

         
"An Education"

7

7

9

4

9

7

"(500) Days of Summer"  

9

       
"Hurt Locker"

2

2

3

2

2

3

"Inglourious Basterds"

5

3

6

3

5

5

"Invictus"

4

6

7

5

7

 

"The Lovely Bones"      

10

   
"Nine"

9

 

 

6

8

 

"Precious"

3

5

4

7

3

4

"A Serious Man"

 

 

8

 

10

9

"Up"

8

10

5

8

6

6

"Up in the Air"

1

1

1

9

1

2

Photo: Still from "Up in the Air." Credit: Paramount

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I would say that 'Up in the Air', 'The Hurt Locker', 'Inglourious Basterds', 'Avatar', 'Precious', 'Up' and 'Invictus' in that order are locks. It is a complete toss-up for the last three slots, but I would probably predict 'A Serious Man', 'An Education' and '(500) Days of Summer' and maybe 'Star Trek'. I have not done enough research/seen enough films yet to predict for other categories, so I am posting here.


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