The road to the Oscars is well underway and everyone is taking their best guess as to who will take home the top honors at this years ceremony. However, their may have just been a huge indicator as to who will win the Best Picture Oscar at this years Academy Awards.
Often people look to awards shows such as the Golden Globes or the Screen Actors Guild to determine which film will win, but there is a notoriously accurate predictor that many people aren’t aware of. The winner of the Directors Guild of America Awards has went on to win top honors at the Oscars nearly 90 percent of the time. This years winner? Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity.
Gravity has received nearly universal praise, holding a 97 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 295 reviews. The win is by no means a guarantee for the film, but the numbers are compelling. Of the 65 times the award has been given by the DGA, 52 of them have also went on to win the Best Picture Oscar.
However, this year has been a notoriously close race. With a crowded bill of deserving films including 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Her and The Wold of Wall Street, just to name a few. Plus, there has been little to no consistency when it comes to awarding best film this year. The Golden Globes gave their top honors to 12 Years a Slave, while the SAG went to David O Russel’s American Hustle.
Nobody will know for sure until the awards are given out on March 2, but one thing is fur sure, the numbers definitely point in favor of Gravity.
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