The festival, which just wrapped up its seventh year, is based in suburban Washington, D.C., and all of the past recipients of this honor have factored into the Oscar race in a big way. Five of the last six winners scored Best Picture nominations: “Philomena” (2013), “The Imitation Game” (2014), “Spotlight” (2015), “Lion” (2016) and “Green Book” (2018). Both “Spotlight” and “Green Book” went even further and took home the Best Picture prize. “The Two Popes” is currently in 13th place to win Best Picture with 37/1 odds of winning, according to our combined odds.
See‘The Two Popes’: Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins face