Feinberg Forecast: Oscar Heat

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THR awards analyst assesses which movies have the current Oscar heat. But caveat ahead: When noms are announced Jan. 24, there could be as few as five contenders.

FRONT-RUNNERS

  • The Artist (The Weinstein Co.)
  • The Descendants (Fox Searchlight)
  • The Help (DreamWorks/Disney)
  • War Horse (DreamWorks/Disney)
  • Moneyball (Sony)
  • Midnight in Paris (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Hugo (Paramount)
  • Drive (FilmDistrict)
  • The Tree of Life (Fox Searchlight)
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Warner Bros.)

MAJOR THREATS

  • Bridesmaids (Universal)
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sony)
  • The Ides of March (Sony)
  • J. Edgar (Warner Bros.)
  • My Week with Marilyn (The Weinstein Co.)

POSSIBILITIES

  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Focus)
  • 50/50 (Summit)
  • Margin Call (Roadside Attractions)
  • Beginners (Focus)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Warner Bros.)
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