4 Oscar Experts predict acting races: Pete Hammond, Anne Thompson, Tim Gray and Tom O’Neil (Video & Audio Podcast)

Oscar experts Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood), Anne Thompson (Indiewire), Tim Gray (Variety) and I agree on who’s ahead to win three acting races: Best Actor (Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”), Actress (Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) and Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards”), but we differ over the contest for Best Supporting Actress. Pete, Tim and I pick Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”), but Anne opts for Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”).

“Voters are going to want to give ‘Lady Bird’ a win,” Anne explains. Watch our video above or listen to the audio podcast below.

While Pete backs Janney, he concedes, “I agree that this is one category where voters may want to differ from the SAG Awards.”

Click these links to view our rankings in these categories: Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress.

Listen to the audio podcast version of our chat below. Do a search for for GoldDerby at iTunes to subscribe to our podcast channel.

Video produced by David Javone and Andrew Merrill

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