Oscar predictions: Brie Larson will win Best Actress for ‘Room’

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Brie Larson (“Room“) is the frontrunner with odds of 1/10 to win Best Actress at the Oscars on Sunday for playing Joy “Ma” Newsome, a kidnapped woman who lives with her five-year-old son in a small room. This would be the first Oscar victory for Larson on her first nomination.

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Our official odds are derived from the predictions of 27 Expert film journalists along with our seven in-house Editors who cover awards year-round, the Top 24 Users who got the top scores predicting last year’s Oscars, the All-Star Users who did the best for the past two years combined and the thousands of entrants in our prediction contest who make up the largest (and often savviest) bloc of predictors.

All 27 experts think Larson will prevail: Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior), Joyce Eng (TV Guide), Tim Gray (Variety), Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood), Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair), Matthew Jacobs (Huffington Post), Dave Karger (Fandango), Tariq Khan (Fox New), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), Jack Mathews (Gold Derby), Michael Musto (Out.com), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), Christopher Rosen (Entertainment Weekly), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Keith Simanton (IMDB), Nicole Sperling (EW), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Brian Truitt (USA Today), Adnan Virk (ESPN), Jeff Wells (Hollywood-Elsewhere), Glenn Whipp (Los Angeles Times) and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com).

Among the seven editors, all seven are forecasting Larson: Chris Beachum, Marcus James Dixon, Rob Licuria, Daniel Montgomery, Matt Noble, Tom O’Neil and Paul Sheehan.

Also predicting Larson to win are 23 of our Top 24 Users. The lone holdout is jeremy, who instead goes out on a limb for Cate Blanchett (“Carol”).

And all 24 of our All-Star Users predict Larson.

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Photo Credit: The Weinstein Company

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