MOVIE SMACKDOWN Readers Predict the Oscars!

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Based on an on-going poll of our readers’ opinions about the top Oscar possibilities, here’s what you might expect when they’re announced Thursday morning, in order of votes received:

  • #1 – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (30.8%)
  • #2 – THE DARK KNIGHT (26.9%)
  • #3 – GRAN TORINO (23.1%)
  • #4 – THE WRESTLER (17.3%)
  • #4 – WALL-E (17.3%)
  • #4 – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (17.3%)
The numbers add up to more than 100% because participating voters were allowed to pick their top three choices out of ten possible films. Three of our films tied for the fourth (and fifth) position.

Some high-profile films failed to excite our readers. The following films didn’t make the cut: MILK, THE READER, DOUBT, REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, and FROST/NIXON.

If we turn out to be right, remember you saw it here first. If it goes differently, well, our readers are generally much more sophisticated than the average Academy voter.


About Bryce Zabel

Drawing inspiration from career experiences as a CNN correspondent, TV Academy chairman, writer/producer and fast-food cook, Bryce is the Editor-in-Chief of Movie Smackdown. While he freely admits to having written the screenplay for the reviewer-savaged "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation," he hopes the fact that he also won the Writers Guild award a couple of years ago will cause you to cut him some slack. He's also a member of the Directors Guild, creator of five primetime network TV series, and author of a new non-fiction book about UFOs.
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One Response to MOVIE SMACKDOWN Readers Predict the Oscars!

  1. Sherry Coben says:

    Biggest disappointments for me: No Sally Hawkins, No Springsteen. Doubt ensemble the most over-nominated perhaps ever. Most Thrilled to see Richard Jenkins on the list. Well-deserved. Expect a very Slumdog night…with Button taking a lot of technical categories.

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