Link(s) of the week:
When I grow up, I want to be Grantland’s Mark Harris. This time around, Harris covers the Oscar race for Lead Actor, pitting 12 Years a Slave’s Chiwetel Ejiofor against All is Lost’s Robert Redford.
Other worthy news from around the web…
Gold Derby’s Tariq Khan listed 5 reasons Oprah will win the Oscar.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg updated his Oscar predictions while wondering what will fill the void left by The Monuments Men’s departure to 2014.
Awards Daily’s Sasha Stone showed us that in recent history the Best Picture winner has been seen before December and always features a strong central male lead.
The Playlist’s Oliver Lyttelton looked at the contenders for Best Director, noting it is more than just a two horse race.
The guys at In Contention took it one step further.
What Culture’s Christopher Lominac wondered which film will win Best Picture.