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Oscar Watch: Gurus 'O Gold Consolidates Its Top Ten UPDATED

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood December 20, 2012 at 9:14PM

The Oscar best picture ten is starting to consolidate, finally. What the latest Gurus 'O Gold rankings suggest could actually happen. But Steve Pond of The Wrap believes there will be only eight nominations announced on January 10. We will see if his practice run with the Critics Choice ballots plays out. He doesn't say which eight. Six we can agree on: it's hard to say which of the last four on this list would be the seventh and eighth-- all will have passionate votes.
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Field, Spielberg, Day-Lewis
Field, Spielberg, Day-Lewis

The Oscar best picture ten is starting to consolidate, finally. What the latest Gurus 'O Gold rankings suggest could actually happen. But Steve Pond of The Wrap believes there will be only eight nominations announced on January 10. We will see if his practice run with the Critics Choice ballots plays out. He doesn't say which eight. Six we can agree on: it's hard to say which of the last four on this list would be the seventh and eighth-- all will have passionate votes. UPDATE: Here's the latest round of voting.

Picture:

1. "Lincoln"

2.  "Zero Dark Thirty"

3.  "Les Miserables"

4. "Argo"

5.  "Silver Linings Playbook"

6.  "Life of Pi"

7. "Django Unchained"

8. "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

9. "Amour"

10. "Moonrise Kingdom"

In the actor races, Movie City News' David Poland asked for seven votes; here are the top six.

Actress:

1. Jessica Chastain "Zero Dark Thirty"   
2. Jennifer Lawrence "Silver Linings Playbook"  
3. Marion Cotillard "Rust and Bone"  
4. Naomi Watts "The Impossible" 
5. Quvenzhané Wallis "Beasts of the Southern Wild" 
6. Emmanuelle Riva "Amour"

Actor:

1. Daniel Day-Lewis "Lincoln"
2. Hugh Jackman "Les Miserables"  
3. Denzel Washington "Flight"  
4. John Hawkes "The Sessions"   
5. Bradley Cooper "Silver Linings Playbook"  
6. Joaquin Phoenix "The Master"

This article is related to: Awards, Awards, Oscars


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.