Whoever wins should get something.
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Katy Perry: Best of Me 3D
Let's start from the fact that there aren't 10 nominees anymore.
There could be anywhere from five to ten nominees. Op remember last year there were nine?
I haven't seen all those movies but i'd add Perks of Being a Wallflower and Skyfall. I know I know, action franchises don't win Best Picture awards but this Bond is different. And considering some of the past nominees (Up, the kids are alright, Little Miss Sunshine, Babe to name a few) i would nominate Skyfall.
Skyfall is a distinct possibility; Perks of Being a Wallflower, no.
Perks should be considered but won't because it doesn't go in for the expected oscar baiting techniques.
Cloud Atlas will probably be nominated.
Slim possibility for Anna Karenina. It'll definitely get many technical nominations.
I agree Cloud Atlas will be nominated (if only for its ambition in a mainstream context with mainstream stars).
There should only be 5 Nominees. The Oscars have been a joke ever since they went back to 10.
When are they going to change it back?