Critics’ Choice nominations cheat sheet: You should predict ‘Spotlight,’ Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson …

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Looking for a handy cheat sheet before entering our contest to predict Monday's Critics' Choice film nominations? Take a look at our racetrack odds below. The predicted winners are indicated in gold (be sure to click on each category title for an in-depth look at that race).

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These official odds are derived from the predictions of Expert film journalists we've polled, along with Gold Derby Editors who cover awards year-round, the Top 24 Users who got the top scores predicting last year's Critics' Choice nominations and the hundreds of total Users who make up the largest (and often savviest) bloc of predictors.

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BEST PICTURE
"Spotlight" – 9/2
"The Revenant" – 8/1
"The Martian" – 10/1
"Room" – 10/1
"Carol" – 12/1
"Joy" – 12/1
"Steve Jobs" – 14/1
"The Hateful Eight" – 14/1
"Mad Max: Fury Road" – 16/1
"Bridge of Spies" – 16/1

BEST DIRECTOR
Tom McCarthy, "Spotlight" – 7/2
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, "The Revenant" – 5/1
Ridley Scott, "The Martian" – 6/1
David O. Russell, "Joy" – 15/2
Todd Haynes, "Carol" – 10/1
George Miller, "Mad Max: Fury Road" – 10/1

BEST ACTOR
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant" – 3/1
Michael Fassbender, "Steve Jobs" – 3/1
Eddie Redmayne, "The Danish Girl" – 6/1
Johnny Depp, "Black Mass" – 7/1
Bryan Cranston, "Trumbo" – 17/2
Matt Damon, "The Martian" – 9/1

BEST ACTRESS
Brie Larson, "Room" – 12/5
Cate Blanchett, "Carol" – 5/1
Saoirse Ronan, "Brooklyn" – 5/1
Jennifer Lawrence, "Joy" – 11/2
Charlotte Rampling, "45 Years" – 12/1
Charlize Theron, "Mad Max: Fury Road" – 22/1

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Michael Keaton, "Spotlight" – 4/1
Mark Rylance, "Bridge of Spies" – 9/2
Idris Elba, "Beasts of No Nation" – 6/1
Benicio Del Toro, "Sicario" – 17/2
Sylvester Stallone, "Creed" – 10/1
Mark Ruffalo, "Spotlight" – 11/1

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Rooney Mara, "Carol"  -3/1
Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl" – 4/1
Jennifer Jason Leigh, "The Hateful Eight" – 5/1
Kate Winslet, "Steve Jobs" – 6/1
Jane Fonda, "Youth" – 11/1
Rachel McAdams, "Spotlight" – 20/1

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
"Spotlight" – 7/4
"The Hateful Eight" – 5/1
"Inside Out" – 11/2
"Joy" – 15/2
"Trainwreck" – 14/1

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
"Steve Jobs" – 11/5
"Carol" – 7/2
"Room" – 9/2
"Brooklyn" – 15/2
"The Martian" – 11/1

BEST FILM ENSEMBLE
"Spotlight" – 9/4
"The Hateful Eight" – 11/2
"Steve Jobs" – 6/1
"Joy" – 15/2
"The Big Short" – 16/1
"The Martian" – 18/1

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
"Inside Out" – 13/8
"Anomalisa" – 7/2
"The Good Dinosaur" – 11/2
"Shaun the Sheep" – 8/1
"The Peanuts Movie" – 12/1

"Spotlight" photo credit: Open Road Films

"The Revenant" photo credit: Moviestore/REX

"Room" photo credit: A24 Films

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