Now that Denzel Washington (“Fences”) has pulled off an impressive upset victory at the SAG Awards, does that mean he’s zoomed ahead of Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”) in the Oscar Best Actor race? Hold your horses, Derbyites! Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) says that they’re actually neck and neck. Neither rival has yet lept ahead of the other.
That’s what Sasha says in our video chat — watch above or else listen to the audio podcast version below. We cover all top categories and address the biggest mystery looming over the whole Oscar showdown: How many categories will “La La Land” bag? It competes in 13: Can it win them all?
See Sasha’s predictions here and mine here. See how our rankings compare to those of two dozen other top Oscarologists here. Can you beat the experts and earn a lofty place in Gold Derby’s famous leaderboards? Make your predictions here. Join the hot live Oscar discussion going on right now in our famous forums.
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