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Oscar Experts Are Abuzz

oscarimage.jpgOscar buzz is ripe with seven top Oscar seers presenting updated Oscars predix:

Pete Hammond (Notes on a Season, The Envelope), Peter Howell (Toronto Star), Dave Karger (Entertainment Weekly), Lou Lumenick (New York Post), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby, TheEnvelope.com), Sasha Stone (AwardsDaily.com), Jeff Wells (Hollywood-Elsewhere.com).

Four pundits put “Benjamin Button” out front for best picture (Hammond, Howell, Karger, Stone), two say “Slumdog” (O’Neil, Wells), one bets on “Milk” (Lumenick).

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EXPERT OSCARS PREDIX: ‘SLUMDOG’ NIPPING AT THE HEELS OF ‘BENJAMIN BUTTON’

Seven top Oscar seers present updated Oscars predix: Pete Hammond (Notes on a Season, The Envelope), Peter Howell (Toronto Star), Dave Karger (Entertainment Weekly), Lou Lumenick (New York Post), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby, TheEnvelope.com), Sasha Stone (AwardsDaily.com), Jeff Wells (Hollywood-Elsewhere.com). Four pundits put “Benjamin Button” out front for best picture (Hammond, Howell, Karger, Stone), two say “Slumdog” (O’Neil, Wells), one bets on “Milk” (Lumenick). READ MORE

http://goldderby.latimes.com/awards_goldderby/2008/11/story-oscars.html

SATELLITE AWARDS SNUB ‘BENJAMIN BUTTON’ AND ‘THE DARK KNIGHT’ FOR BEST PICTURE!

Uh-oh! Kate Winslet’s vote-splitting has officially begun! The Satellite Awards (which often predict the Golden Globes, which in turn predict the Oscars) just nominated Kate Winslet in the best-actress race for “The Reader” instead of “Revolutionary Road,” thus ignoring her campaign to put the “Reader” role in supporting. Curious snubs in the best-picture race: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Doubt” and “The Dark Knight.”

http://goldderby.latimes.com/awards_goldderby/2008/11/satellite-award.html

DVD SCREENER UPDATE: OSCAR VOTERS GET ‘THE WRESTLER’

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http://goldderby.latimes.com/awards_goldderby/2008/11/story-movies-ne.html

SEAN PENN GOES GAY — DYING FOR ANOTHER OSCAR?

It’s probably a good thing that Sean Penn gets blown away by gunfire at the end of “Milk.” Looks like stars must suffer ghastly deaths on screen when portraying gay roles in order to win an Oscar: AIDS (Tom Hanks), gunfire (William Hurt), suicide (Nicole Kidman), beating (Hilary Swank). 28 gay roles have been nominated, 6 have won.

http://goldderby.latimes.com/awards_goldderby/2008/11/gay-oscars-news.html

QUIZ: WHO GOT DEMOTED AT THE OSCARS?

Oscar voters frequently ignore actors’ campaigns and put them in different categories. Usually, supporting stars are upped to lead. Can you name which of these four actors was demoted to supporting after campaigning in lead? Was it Jane Fonda (“On Golden Pond”), Jaye Davidson (“The Crying Game”), Peggy Ashcroft (“A Passage to India”) or James Cromwell (“Babe”)? To see the answer, CLICK HERE:

http://goldderby.latimes.com/awards_goldderby/2008/11/quiz-who-got-de.html

DUELING GRAMMY PREDIX: RECORD OF THE YEAR

Three gurus predict agree on very little when predicting what five tunes will be nominated for best record of the year when nominations are announced this Wednesday. READ MORE:

http://goldderby.latimes.com/awards_goldderby/2008/11/grammy-nominati.html

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