3 Experts’ Oscar predictions: Thelma Adams, Paul Sheehan and Tom O’Neil

Veteran Oscar predictions expert Thelma Adams is scooting out on a shaky limb in the Best Actress category to pick recent BAFTA champ Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”) over Gold Derby frontrunner Glenn Close (“The Wife”). “I’m on a BAFTA high!” Thelma confesses in this webcam chat with Gold Derby editors Paul Sheehan and Tom O’Neil. Watch above or listen to the audio podcast below.

“I go with my gut that says people really love Olivia Colman‘s role,” Thelma adds. “I just feel her rising.”

Paul is impressed that “Roma” nabbed a large enough plurality vote among the five Best Picture nominees at BAFTA to win “over ‘The Favourite,’ which led with the most nominations and the most wins,” Paul says. “So that tells me that, if you extend that over to the Oscars with its 8 nominees that ‘Roma’s’ going to be ranking pretty darn high on that preferential ballot.”

See Paul’s latest Oscar predictions here. Thelma’s here. Tom’s here.

See Oscar predictions for Best Picture by 34 leading Hollywood pundits. Check out our latest Oscars racetrack odds based upon combining all Experts’ picks. Compare to the predictions of Gold Derby’s editors. Disagree? Make your predictions here and compete against our Experts and Editors to prove that you are the smartest prognosticator on the planet!

BELOW: Audio podcast version of our chat. Or listen at iTunes, Spotify, Libsyn, Google Play or Stitcher where you can subscribe to our channel.

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