Last month Collider‘s Jeff Sneider tweeted a way-out-there prediction about either Melina Matsoukas‘ Queen and Slim or Destin Daniel Cretton‘s Just Mercy being fated to win the Best Picture Oscar in early 2020. I don’t know about Just Mercy but a couple of hours ago I heard from a guy who knows a guy who’s read Lena Waithe‘s Queen and Slim screenplay, and his assessment was that while this “black Thelma and Louise” reads like a relatively sturdy programmer it didn’t exactly leap off the page or feel like some kind of “holy moley!” Oscar contender. So due respect to Sneider and the Queen and Slim team but I’ve decided to remove it from my Gold Derby Best Picture roster. For now. Sorry.