One Oscar Prediction, and One Prediction Only

Sure, all the “momentum” and most of the pre Oscar predictor awards have gone to Sam Mendes and “1917” as best director and best picture.

Well, almost all of them.

But as I said last summer, Hollywood loves nothing as much as movies that celebrate the movies. “The Artist ” “Argo.”

So when Hollywood itself votes for best picture, “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” will win.

That would amount to a surprise, and the Academy Awards have been short on those of late.

Tarantino has a shot at best director, too. His best ever. But Mendes will probably still collect that prize.

And the acting honors seem chiseled in stone at this point. Maybe Laura Dern loses, arguably Renee Zellweger SHOULD lose. Good performance, mediocre movie.

But seeing the Hollywood Reporter’s “brutally honest” anonymous voter Oscar ballots this week reflected what I have been thinking all along.

Hollywood will honor “Hollywood.”

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