Oscar prediction smackdown: Pete Hammond (Deadline) vs. Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) on Best Actress

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Are Jennifer Lawrence (“Joy”) and Brie Larson (“Room”) really out front in the Oscar race for Best Actress? That’s what most experts predict in their rankings here at Gold Derby, but “Joy” is still unseen and there are other prominent contenders, too: Cate Blanchett (“Carol,” “Truth”), Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”), Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years”), Lily Tomlin (“Grandma”), Maggie Smith (“Lady in the Van”), Carey Mulligan (“Suffragette”) and others.

In our latest video smackdown below, Deadline Oscar wag Pete Hammond and I size up the batch of rivals who are out front, according to the combined predictions of our 22 experts. Watch Pete and my previous video bout over Best Actor.

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