Is it too early to deliver Oscar picks given that the nominations haven’t even come out and the Golden Globes aren’t for a month? Well, sure, if you want to be all sensible about it. But that’s just no fun.
Throwing caution (and a good deal of logic) to the wind, we’ve decided that now is the time to make our final Oscar picks and come up with the odds-on-favorites and critical choices that will take home those little, gold men. Of course, the Oscars are nothing without dark horses, so please take to the comments if you're a die-hard fan of any flicks we've overlooked.
In the interest of organization, we've sectioned off each movie by the classic Oscar stereotype: the critical darling, the shoo-in, the dark horse, the wild card, and the legacy nomination. Read on to see which flick is which.
Photos (Clockwise from top left): Courtesy of Universal Pictures; 20th Century Fox; The Weinstein Company; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Columbia Pictures; 20th Century Fox.
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