Today at 2:45 p.m. PT / 5:45 p.m. ET, watch Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil, Paul Sheehan, Chris Beachum, Daniel Montgomery and myself dish the 2017 Oscars, from that befuddling Best Picture mix-up, to “Moonlight” beating “La La Land,” to how we thought Jimmy Kimmel did as first-time host. Click the video box above to watch our live editors’ slugfest.
For the four acting races, Gold Derby as a whole correctly predicted Emma Stone (“La La Land”), Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) and Viola Davis (“Fences”), but how was Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”) able to pull off that jawdropper against Denzel Washington (“Fences”)? We try to explain that upset as well as many others in our slugfest video above.
Amazingly, only two of our 30 film experts predicted that “Moonlight” would beat “La La Land”: Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) and Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes). Among Gold Derby’s seven editors, four of us are tied at the top with 16 correct out of 24 categories (66.67%): Paul, Chris, Daniel and myself. Tom is next with 15/24 right (62.50%). Rob Licuria and Matt Noble follow with 14/24 (58.33%). See editors’ leaderboard.
We now move on to another big event, so be sure to make your Emmy predictions. Weigh in now with your picks so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our Emmy odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before nominees are announced on July 13. And join in the fierce debate over the 2017 Emmys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our TV forums.