Spotlight Current Favorite For The Oscars

We’re five months out from the Oscars, but the awards pundits at Gold Derby have made some predictions and the site has calculated the odds of potential Best Picture winners. At this point the true story journalism drama “Spotlight” is at #1 with odds of 6-1, followed by “Steve Jobs” in second at 8-1.

Three unscreened films made the top fifteen: Third and fourth went to David O. Russell’s Jennifer Lawrence-led biopic “Joy” (17-2) and Alejandro Inarritu’s survival drama “The Revenant” (9-1), while seventh is Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” (14-1).

Boosted by rave festival reviews, “Carol” and “Room” tied for fifth and six with 12-1 each. Rounding out the top ten were Ridley Scott’s well-regarded “The Martian” in eighth with 18-1, Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies” in ninth with 20-1, and the transgender drama “The Danish Girl” in tenth at 20-1.

Making up #11-20 are: “Brooklyn” (25-1), “Inside Out” (25-1), “Beasts of No Nation” (66-1), “Black Mass” (66-1), “Mad Max: Fury Road” (80-1), “Son Of Saul” (80-1), “Truth” (100-1), “Straight Outta Compton” (100-1), “Suffragette” (100-1) and “Trumbo” (100-1).

Many of the odds in sub categories for actor, director, screenplay, etc. are made up of many of the same titles mentioned above along with one or two minor others like “Youth,” “Love and Mercy,” “Freeheld” and “45 Years”.