Oscar bettors may want to check out the Carpetbagger video recorded at 5:00 A.M. this past Tuesday, just a half-hour before the nominations were announced, before relying on the blog's reporting in the future.
Here were The Bagger's final, last-second predictions, after weeks of NYT-funded Oscar reporting and interviews in New York, Los Angeles and Sundance:
We're going to find out if Brad and Angelina get shut out. Yes, probably. Is "Gran Torino" and Clint Eastwood going to sneak in? Yes, probably. And will "Dark Knight" be one of the five Best Picture nominees? You can bet on it.