The Oscar race is ever-changing, seemingly on a daily basis now as critics groups, SAG and others weigh in, but it is clear no front runner has emerged yet. As one group giveth to a contender, Pete Hammond badgeanother comes along and taketh away. This is turning into the most wide open and unpredictable contest in a long while. The shaky state of things is gold-derbynot keeping me and Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil from engaging in our Oscar smackdowns as we try to assess just who is up and who is down. Note: this particular encounter was taped before this morning’s SAG nominations were announced and obviously the race is quite fluid. We will be doing another round later this week taking SAG and tomorrow’s Golden Globe reveal  into account. To watch the video just click on the link above.