12 Years A Slave “is in no trouble at all,” declares Grantland‘s Mark Harris. “At this moment, I would still call it the favorite for Best Picture and Best Director.” Okay. That’s not what I hear but…you know, great. No one wants Slave to win Best Picture more than me. It’s a humanist masterpiece. But I keep hearing it’s definitely in trouble, that it can’t win Best Picture. Respect but no love. Sorry. I hope everyone except Mark Harris is wrong.