Before this weekend nobody was sure if LES MISERABLES and ZERO DARK THIRTY could compete in this years Oscar race. For one they did not play during any of the film festivals and did not get have the luxury of the momentum that can come from early reviews. Both movies were screened this weekend for a select group of Oscar bloggers and the consensus is that yes both will compete for Best Picture. Jessica Chastain will be in the Best Actress race with Anne Hathaway in Best Supporting Actress contest.
Still waiting on DJANGO UNCHAINED and THE HOBBIT. (Just a reminder that THE HOBBIT comes out this year too)
ARGO and LINCOLN are still at the top for Best Picture wins.