Oscar predictions smackdown: Kevin Polowy (Yahoo) vs. Gold Derby editors Tom O’Neil & Susan Wloszczyna [VIDEO & AUDIO PODCAST]

As you watch this fun Oscar predictions slugfest (view above or listen to the audio podcast below), keep in mind a poignant backstory that we tell at the top of this show. Our senior editor Susan Wloszczyna once played a major role in the early career of our fellow Gold Derby Oscar Expert Kevin Polowy (Yahoo). Back in the days when Susan worked at USA Today and Kevin was only a 12=year-old with bossy film opinions, she picked him to be among 10 budding junior film critics at Gannett’s flagship newspaper! Now here they square off with fiercely differing Academy Award predictions — just hours before the Golden Globe nominations will be unveiled.

That’s risky. See Susan’s latest Academy Awards predictions here, Kevin’s here. Mine here. See how they differ when compared side by side to 27 picks by other Experts here. How will they change after the Globes list is revealed?

Check out our latest Oscars racetrack odds based upon combining the Oscar predictions of 30 Experts at Gold Derby. Disagree? Make your predictions here and compete against our Experts and Editors to prove that you are the smartest prognosticator on the planet!

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