With Oscar nominations coming Thursday morning, we gathered The Envelope's Buzzmeter panelists -- Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican, Fandango's Dave Karger, Anne Thompson from Thompson on Hollywood, the Los Angeles Times' Betsy Sharkey and Glenn Whipp, and Gold Derby's Tom O'Neil -- for some thoughts about what might transpire.
In the first part of their summit, the panel debated the fate of this year's older leading actor contenders, gauged the depth of love for
Now they throw around possibilities for snubs and surprises as well as offering up a potential nomination that would make their day.
When nominations are announced Thursday, what will be the movie or performance leading the SNUBBED headlines?
Thompson: Snubbed is likely to be guild also-ran
Karger: All the actors from "The Wolf of Wall Street."
Whipp: The academy could bypass both Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. At least they'll always have memories of that farm in Africa.
Conversely, what film or performance currently flying a bit under the radar do you think might surprise with a nomination?
Breznican: I wouldn't have thought
Thompson: "Dallas Buyers Club" may surprise with a strong showing: best picture, screenplay, actor, supporting actor, costumes.
O'Neil: Watch out for
Karger: "Philomena" for best picture.
What film or performance would bring the biggest smile to your face if nominated?
Breznican: A screenplay mention for "
Sharkey: I would love to see
O'Neil: If "The Great Gatsby" gets nominated for anything, I'll be happy. It's a far, far better film than the critics conceded.
Whipp: Going down with the ship and Redford here. After bouncing between saying he was going to win the Oscar back in October to pondering a lead actor slate that probably won't include him, I'd love to hear his name called Thursday morning.