Oscar predictions: Experts vs. Top 24 Users clash over two races

In most of this year’s Oscar races there is strong consensus between our 30 Oscar Experts and the Top 24 Users, who posted the highest scores predicting last year’s Oscars. Indeed, the collective predictions of each group match in 22 out of 24 categories as detailed below.

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However, the Experts and Top 24 disagree on two categories, and in one case it’s because our experts are evenly split between two possible candidates:

Best Original Screenplay
15 of 30 Experts each: “American Hustle” and “Her
16 of Top 24: “Her

Best Documentary Feature
19 of 30 Experts: “20 Feet from Stardom
16 of Top 24: “The Act of Killing

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Of the other 22 races, almost all have universal agreement among both the Experts and Top 24 Users:

Best Picture
22 of 30 Experts: “12 Years a Slave
19 of Top 24: “12 Years a Slave

Best Director
30 of 30 Experts: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity
23 of Top 24: Alfonsso Cuaron, “Gravity

Best Actor
29 of 30 Experts: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club
22 of Top 24: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress
30 of 30 Experts: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine
24 of Top 24: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine

Best Supporting Actor
30 of 30 Experts: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
24 of Top 24: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Supporting Actress
25 of 30 Experts: Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
17 of Top 24: Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”

Best Adapted Screenplay
29 of 30 Experts: “12 Years a Slave”
22 of Top 24: “12 Years a Slave”

Best Animated Feature
30 of 30 Experts: “Frozen
24 of Top 24: “Frozen

Best Foreign Language Film
26 of 30 Experts: “The Great Beauty
20 of Top 24: “The Great Beauty

Best Production Design
22 of 30 Experts: “The Great Gatsby
19 of Top 24: “The Great Gatsby

Best Cinematography
29 of 30 Experts: “Gravity”
22 of Top 24: “Gravity”

Best Costume Design
24 of 30 Experts: “The Great Gatsby”
14 of Top 24: “The Great Gatsby”

Best Editing
20 of 30 Experts: “Gravity”
12 of Top 24: “Gravity”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
28 of 29 Experts: “Dallas Buyers Club”
21 of Top 24: “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Score
28 of 29 Experts: “Gravity”
17 of Top 24: “Gravity”

Best Song
27 of 29 Experts: “Let It Go” (“Frozen”)
18 of Top 24: “Let it Go” (“Frozen”)

Best Sound Editing
29 of 29 Experts: “Gravity”
21 of Top 24: “Gravity”

Best Sound Mixing
29 of 29 Experts: “Gravity”
21 of Top 24: “Gravity”

Best Visual Effects
29 of 29 Experts: “Gravity”
22 of Top 24: “Gravity”

Best Animated Short
26 of 28 Experts: “Get a Horse
17 of Top 24: “Get a Horse

Best Documentary Short
27 of 28 Experts: “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
19 of Top 24: “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Best Live Action Short
16 of 28 Experts: “The Voorman Problem
14 of Top 24: “The Voorman Problem

Are our Experts or Top 24 Users on the right track? Below, make your predictions for Best Original Screenplay using our easy drag-and-drop menu:

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