There are several ways to predict the films that will be nominated for Best Picture. You can check out the many websites that post what the “experts” are predicting . These people follow the race all year long. They talk to publicists and Academy members to get a feel for what films have the “buzz”. One of those sites is Gold Derby. Here are what the 24 “experts” at Gold Derby are currently predicting for a Best Picture nomination including the odds.
Another way to predict the Oscars is to look at stats and at the number of nominations or wins that a film has so far. Awards Daily built a chart comparing the nominations for the precursor awards and the Oscar nominations from previous years.
Here is how it looks so far this year.
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water
A lot will happen over the next few weeks before nominations and there are bound to be a few surprises.