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.