Every week until the Oscars on March 2, Variety's awards editor Tim Gray offers a rundown of the warming trends and cold fronts in our weekly "Temperature Gauge," in addition to his latest projections in each of the major awards categories.

What's New This Week?

Though the Golden Globes aren't always predictive of Oscars, the awards vere a vote of confidence for titles including "American Hustle" and "12 years a Slave."

RISING: Megan Ellison: The producer of "American Hustle" and "Her" keeps a low profile, but it's growing fast.

FALLING: Scott Rudin: The producer's "Captain Phillips" and "Inside Llewyn Davis" were shut out at the Globes.

STEADY: Cate Blanchett: As she continues her winning streak, is there any chance she won't get the Oscar?

Here's Variety's list of possible Oscar nominations, with the frontrunners listed first.


  • American Hustle
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Gravity
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Nebraska
  • Philomena
  • Captain Phillips
  • Blue Jasmine
  • August: Osage County