Originally Posted by Bourne101
I don't think the number of nominations matters as much as it used to. I'd love it if Life of Pi won in the big categories, but I only seeing it winning in technical categories (like Hugo). The only thing that it really has going for it is that Lee got the BAFTA nomination over Spielberg, but given the circumstances, it doesn't really look like that matters anymore.
Spielberg has this shit wrapped up.
You could be right, of course, but I don't see them giving Spielberg a third Oscar. It's possible, but I'm not convinced yet. The directing category is so unpredictable, I wouldn't be surprised if Russell, Haneke or even Lee won based on the amount of love all their movies got.
I don't think any of the four acting SLP nominees have a chance except Lawrence and maybe DeNiro, but I'm thinking Chastain will prevail with Actresses because of the ZD30 snub and DeNiro could upset over Jones if they decide that one acting Oscar for Lincoln is enough.