Oscar Nomination Predictions from Intertops
By Linda
Lord of the Rings is on at 1-5 to receive a Best Picture nomination at this year’s Oscars, according to Intertops.com.

Expect to see hairy feet treading the red carpet at the Kodak Theatre on March 23rd, 2003.

Scorsese's epic Gangs of New York is on at 2-5 to receive a nomination.

Road to Perdition is also highly fancied at 3-5.

The surprise entry is My Big Fat Greek Wedding, on at 1-1.

In the 'Don't Call Us -- We'll Call You' category are Scooby-Doo, Harry Potter, and We Were Soldiers.

Scooby-Doo -- at 100-1 to receive a nomination -- is all bark and no bite, Harry Potter lacks magic, and We Were Soldiers should be taken outside and shot, according to bet makers at Intertops.com.

'Intertops.com always offers bets on the Oscars. This year, we are opening the book on the nominations for the Best Picture Award,' said Intertops.com Chief Bet Manager Michael Maerz.

'The nominations are more difficult to call because this is where the judges can be more political. Road to Perdition is a great example: the film has had mixed reviews and probably won't win the big prize -- but it looks certain to receive a nomination.

'Scorsese's Gangs of New York hasn't even been released yet but we think it will definitely receive a nomination. It's got to be worth a bet,' he added.

'Perhaps the judges will throw the dog a bone and give Scooby a snack. If the judges decide to give those troublesome kids a break, you could win $1,000 from a $10 bet,' he said.

The nominations for the nominations for Best Motion Picture -- according to Intertops.com -- are:

Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers 1/5

Gangs Of New York 2/5

Road To Perdition 3/5

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1/1

Chicago 3/2

Catch Me If You Can 3/2

Minority Report 2/1

The Hours 2/1

Signs 2/1

The Pianist 5/2

About Schmidt 5/2

Insomnia 3/1

Red Dragon 3/1

One Hour Photo 7/2

Punch Drunk Love 4/1

Whale Rider 4/1

White Oleander 5/1

Adaptation 5/1

The Life of David Gale 5/1

The Bourne Identity 6/1

Changing Lanes 6/1

xXx 6/1

Spider-Man 8/1

Ararat 10/1

Y Tu Mama Tambien 10/1

We Were Soldiers 10/1

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 10/1

Scooby-Doo 100/1

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