Oscar predictions 2017: How to nail those tricky crafts and shorts categories

If you want to beat the 24 Experts at Gold Derby when predicting the Oscars, you must correctly forecast those difficult “Below the Line” races: Best Sound Editing, Animated Short, Documentary Feature, etc. What’s the best strategy?

Steal from the best Oscar prognosticators on the planet: Anne Thompson (Indiewire), Pete Hammond (Deadline), Tim Gray (Variety) and, well, me. Watch our video smackdown above. Also watch our separate video chat about the top eight Oscar races: Best Picture, directing, acting and screenplay.

See our Experts’ predictions here and notice how our rankings differ. Flip through the categories using the drop-down menu. Can you beat the experts? Make your predictions here.

Join the fierce live Oscar discussion going on right now in our famous forums.

Video produced by David Janove

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