The 12.18 Gurus chart had Notes on a Season‘s Pete Hammond and Awards Daily‘s Sasha Stone joining MCN’s David Poland in predicting Avatar to win Best Picture with Indiewire‘s Anne Thompson, USA Today‘s Anthony Breznican and Hitfix‘s Gregory Ellwood putting it in their #2 slots. But in today’s chart (12.23) Thompson and Ellwood have bumped Avatar up to #1, and In Contention‘s Kris Tapley and USA Today‘s Suzie Woz are voting the same way — a total of seven Gurus on the Avatar-to-win team. The latest Gold Derby Buzzmeter Best Picture poll still isn’t up, but the last I heard it was myself, Hammond and Stone for Avatar winning.