Oscar predictions part 3: other awards/support
I was going to write a third entry about Oscar predictions, etc., but I lost steam. That and I’ve been preoccupied these past couple weeks. By the time I finally get around to writing what I intended to write, I find someone else has not only done so but has done it better than I could have. So rather than plagiarize, I will momentarily redirect your attention to
The only thing I’ll add is the predicting power of Vegas oddsmakers. Over the past 10 years they’ve correctly guessed the eventual winner 7 times. They missed with “Traffic” in 2000, “Brokeback Mountain” in 2005 and “Avatar” last year. This year, when the nominations were announced, they favored “The Social Network” 2:3 over “The King’s Speech” at 5:2. However, I believe tide has turned in favor of TKS, and the current published odds reflect this as well.
Next weekend I will post my predictions.