Predictions by Oscar’s Ultimate Gang of Four: Anne Thompson, Pete Hammond, Tim Gray and Tom O’Neil [WATCH]

OK, Oscar fans: Look no further for the smartest predictions in Hollywood. Here Gold Derby gathers together the Ultimate Gang of Four Oscarologists — Anne Thompson (Indiewire), Pete Hammond (Deadline), Tim Gray (Variety) and, well, ahem, me in one video full of clashes, giggles, harrumphs and guffaws and some pretty shrewd award insights, too.

How many Oscars will “La La Land” win out of its 14 nominations? Anne says, “Nine. Picture it will win and Director, but when you go through the crafts … I think there are some categories where it won’t win.”

Tim adds, “I think it’s pretty sure for seven – and the other ones it could win.”

Pete says that he can see the voters just automatically checking off “La La Land” in most places where it appears on the ballot, given the enormous support it has across the academy branches.

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Video produced by David Janove

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