[WATCH] Editors’ slugfest: Defending our craziest Oscar predictions!

Gold Derby editors Chris Beachum, Daniel Montgomery and myself are forecasting some wild and crazy things this Oscar season, and President Tom O’Neil takes us to task in our new video. Are we able to convince YOU at home that some of our out-there predix might actually come true? Watch our editors’ slugfest above or listen to the audio podcast below.

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After Aaron Taylor-Johnson‘s surprise win at the Golden Globes for “Nocturnal Animals,” I added him to my Oscar predictions for Best Supporting Actor. After all, it’s been a whopping 40 years since the Globe winner in this category failed to earn an Oscar nom.

Montgomery is going rogue in the Best Song race, where he believes “Never Give Up” from “Lion” will get in because of the star power of Sia. And Beachum thinks that comic book flick “Deadpool” will actually beat the academy friendly “Florence Foster Jenkins” for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

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One of the biggest jawdroppers we’re predicting is Martin Scorsese (“Silence”) in Best Director. Despite the fact that he missed out on a DGA Awards nomination on Thursday, Scorsese is beloved by the academy and so Beachum and O’Neil both have him in their Oscar predictions.

Regarding our Best Picture forecasts, I mention that “Nocturnal Animals” is in my predictions thanks in part to how well the film is doing at the various guild awards. But Chris thinks “Florence Foster Jenkins” is a lock for that 10th slot because it will get significant nominations below the line.

Predict the Oscar nominations now; change them till January 24

See O’Neil’s Oscar predictions right here, Beachum’s right here, Montgomery’s right here, and mine right here. See how the editors’ rankings compare to the experts’ predictions right here.

Be sure to make your 2017 Oscar predictions so that Hollywood insiders can see how their films are faring in our Oscar odds. You can keep changing your predictions right up until just before nominations are announced on January 24 at 5:00 am PT/8:00 am ET. Be sure to read our contest rules. And join in the fierce debate over the Oscars taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our forums.

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4 thoughts on “[WATCH] Editors’ slugfest: Defending our craziest Oscar predictions!

  1. La La Land doesn’t deserve Best Director. Seems everyone has fallen under the La La Land spell. I sure didn’t. I wanted to, but when you have better directed pictures like Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea and Lion, there’s no way Damien Chazelle should win unless they’re making up for Whiplash, which was a better film.

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