You'll be surprised by who's on the list.
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Thirteen Oscarologists are backing Lincoln, compared to 10 for Argo and one for Silver Linings Playbook.
Is Chris Nolan the new Steven Spielberg? Inception received eight nominations, including Best Picture, but Nolan failed to receive a directing nod. That is arguably the biggest surprise in the otherwise predictable batch of nominations.
This field of 10 illustrates how movies that would once have been judged just solid are now praised to the skies. To my mind, the Best Picture nominees that meet the historical standard number five.
It's been fairly easy to predict the Oscars over the past few years. Sadly, this year's contest seems to be no different.
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