I found it interesting today to find out that there is some rumblings about Tony Gilroy beating Diablo Cody for Best Original Screenplay. Way back at the start of this season, I thought Gilroy was the frontrunner, but Diablo Cody began to rise fast and overtake him for the top spot.
Could members of the Academy want to reward a veteran writer rather than a first timer? It's possible. The Academy voting patterns don't always like to follow the guilds and especially not the critics. I'd still keep Cody up top, but watch out for Gilroy. This race could be much closer than anticipated.