Lincoln could lose Best Picture.
But to whom? Only Best Picture nominees Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbookscored corresponding Best Director and Best Editing nods, indicating that they are Lincoln’s strongest competition. Life of Pi is pretty Spielbergian on its own, what with all those beatific faces and visual money shots, so I don’t see it as theLincoln alternative. Instead, that slot would go to Silver Linings Playbook. Too bad Silver Linings producer Harvey Weinstein has no experience going up against a war-era Steven Spielberg film and snatching away its Best Picture win with a smaller-but-beloved dramedy that features a star-coronating Best Actress performance. Oh, wait.