By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter
A weird awards season just got even weirder.
Just hours after Birdman’s big win at the DGA Awards — hot on the heels of the dramedy’s PGA and SAG wins — seemed to seal the coffin on all of its Oscar competition, Boyhood, which was once thought to be the Oscar frontrunner, reached out from beneath the soil and across the pond to collect the top two BAFTA Awards and wag a finger at those who had written it off for dead.
But does Boyhood’s little surge come too late to make a difference, in light of the fact that Birdman has already done so well with the top guilds? (Only one film has ever won the big three and not gone on to win the best picture Oscar, and that was Apollo 13 19 years ago.) And does BAFTA actually have a good track record of predicting Oscar winners?