a couple of weeks ago the oscar race was crowded and tight, many films of equal quality and popularity vying for the front-runner position. after the second trailer came out, ZDT was definitely the film i labeled as the dark horse. the film has now been flooded with praise. awards and 5 star reviews coming from all directions. the only other film that i considered as a best pic contender at that point was les miserables. but now that the reviews are in for les mis, which are somewhat mixed, i think the prospects of an exciting race have been deflated by ZDT's tremendous reception. silver linings playbook, lincoln, argo and life of pi. the race was initially a struggle between these 4 films of similar reception. early predictions were safe: Argo was on everyones lips. i never thought argo would win, let alone should win. theres always one film that comes along late that ruffles the feathers. if it was up to me, the race would boil down to ZDT and The Master, but divisive films never win, which is why The Master and PTA wont be recognized.
anyway, what do you guys think? is ZDT the undistiputed frontrunner, or does Les Mis or Lincoln still have a chance?