By David Zou
Welcome to Taste of Cinema’s way-too-early Oscar predictions. Okay, this isn’t as early as a lot of other crazy prediction articles, but it’s certainly too early to be remotely accurate. In other words, this list should probably be taken with a grain of salt. That’s not to say there wasn’t a fair amount of thought put into this list. Rather, the Academy Awards are completely unpredictable.
Until most movies are released, it’s nearly impossible to figure out what will happen during awards season. A decent amount of these movies have been released. If they haven’t been released to the general public, they’ve at least been screened at festivals. Still, there are so many random elements that it’s hard to throw out ten best picture predictions with confidence.
The movies listed below sit on the list for a variety of reasons. If they’ve already been seen, a strong word of mouth is almost definitely the reason they found their way onto this list. Other movies are on here thanks to fascinating premises, excellent casts, and prestigious directors. For example it’s hard to predict an Alexander Payne movie getting snubbed at this point since he so frequently does well come Oscar time.
Basically, there are countless reasons as to why these movies have been chosen. Whether or not these reasons are good enough remains to be seen. Still, it’s always fun to get the predictions out of the way before things get too obvious.
10. Get Out
Admittedly, Get Out is something of a stretch. Its spot on this list comes from the fact that every year, pundits underestimate critically acclaimed movies due to their genre and release date. For example, nobody expected Mad Max: Fury Road to do as well as it did at the Oscars because it was → continue…
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