Last-minute Oscars panic: What will win those hard-to-call races? (Exclusive video)

With only hours left before the 87th Oscars, our Editors got together via Google Hangout to dish those hard-to-call categories keeping us up at night. Joining me in our newest slugfest are Gold Derby editors Daniel MontgomeryCharles Bright and Ralph Galvan. Watch below as we analyze the race and make our last-minute switches.

Will Oscars split Best Picture and Best Director for third year in a row?

Last year, we Editors beat those so-called Experts at predicting the Oscar winners. We nailed 23 of the 24 races (96%) while those Oscarologists only got 21 correct (87.5%). Also coming in at 21 right (87.5%) were our Top 24 Users, those two dozen readers who had done the best at predicting the 2012 Oscars.

Can we beat both groups again? (See all previous prediction accuracy charts here.)

We really come out swinging in the races for Best Picture (“Birdman” vs. “Boyhood“), Best Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu vs. Richard Linklater), Best Actor (Michael Keaton vs. Eddie Redmayne) and Best Editing (“Whiplash” vs. “Boyhood”), as well as those three tricky short categories.

Watch our slugfest below, and then use our easy drag-and-drop menu to predict Best Picture. Hurry! The top scorer gets $1,000, bragging rights and a starring role on our Top 24 team that will be showcased in the run-up to next year’s Oscars.

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