A minority singled out Gravity.
Shakespeare in Love is still an Academy legend for killing off Saving Private Ryan at the 71st awards.
The Artist knocked out all the big boys two years ago.
Crazier things have happened on Oscar night.
Argo did the same trick just a year ago.
his film is in the lead as best picture.
Two votes went to Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street.
That said, do not expect 12 Years A Slave to dominate in the final awards, even if it does win as best picture.
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Chicago shocked us all at the 75th edition.
Most years, these awards are linked; not so this year, according to predictions. Cuaron innovative direction has been hailed for making his spacewalk thriller intensely realistic, personal and involving.
In the supporting actor category, all 30 votes went to Jared Leto, for his acclaimed work opposite McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club.
For example, of the 30 Oscarologists lined up by the GoldDerby website, 28 of them have cited Matthew McConaughey as best actor for Dallas Buyers Club.
So the message remains: American Hustle still has a chance with the approximately 6,000 voters at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts Sciences.
This could mean that no one film earns more than five or six Oscars in total.
This struggle between two great films leaves one other insane possibility: That David O. Russell enormously entertaining crime comedy, American Hustle, snuck in between the titans to win the battle and grab the prestigious best picture prize at the last second.
That is true even if the vast majority of the so called Oscarologists as the media experts have been dubbed have picked 12 Years A Slave to win.
The other six films up for best picture Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Nebraska, Philomena and The Wolf of Wall Street have all been relegated to 100 to 1 odds.
The Hurt Locker kicked Avatar butt at the 82nd Oscars.
The acting wins may turn out to be the only ones for Jean Marc Vallee film.
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while only four picked Jennifer Lawrence reinvention of crazy in American Hustle.
American Hustle is thought to be a very distant third as a 50 to 1 shot.
On the female side, 29 of the 30 votes went to Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine, with only a single outlier vote for Amy Adams for American Hustle.
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