8 December 2012 2:22 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The latest Gurus 'O Gold vote is revealing. Now everyone has seen everything. And there is agreement on many fronts. As I suspected, "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Life of Pi" are getting assaulted by the muscular Big Guns of December: "Les Miserables" and critics fave "Zero Dark Thirty"--not "The Hobbit" or "Django Unchained." Something is not happening with Fox's marketing of Ang Lee's gorgeously produced "Pi," which should be hitting the Academy's sweet spot. Is it perceived as too mainstream, too family, too spiritual? Many people who have see it love it. Many others haven't seen it at all. Or is Fox not behind it? Check out where the chart starts to break up, in each of the categories. The top six movies are solid. But in the actor race, Joaquin Phoenix and Nbr winner Bradley Cooper are losing ground. The actress race is all over the place, anything »

- Anne Thompson

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