After weeks of speculation, and a couple high-profile eleventh-hour premieres from Martin Scorsese and David O. Russell, today's Globes noms — as well as recent SAG, Indie Spirit and various critics groups announcements — have revealed the major contenders that will define the Oscars race from this day forward.
What films are locks, bubbles, in trouble, and gone? Here's our take:
LOCKED AND LOADED
With seven nominations apiece, the Golden Globes confirmed what was already very clear: "American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave" are locks for the Best Picture race, buoyed by big ensemble casts that translate into Academy votes.
"Gravity" is still very much in orbit, with a hold on Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress. Look for a lot of technical awards.
And then there are the swing movies that are now clearly in the race. With fiveRead More »from State of the Race: Where We Stand After the Golden Globe Nominations