We waited for the Golden Globes to happen before recording our sixteenth discussion. We began with the Ricky Gervais issue (how pissed off are they?, “the one bright spot”), and acknowledged that there seem to be no surprises yet to come. It’s all pretty much settled down at this point, and we’ve got six weeks until the Oscars.

“I don’t know what to say to my fellow prognosticators about this kind of phenomenon [represented by The Social Network],” Sasha said early on. “You’ve got two, maybe three films fighting for second or third place.” Me: “Some gurus may want to dig their heels in deeper…what does it take? They seem to think that some kind of mind-blowing, what-just-happened? kind of Best Picture decision is in the offing.” Could it happen?

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