Now with nominations finally announced for the 88th Annual Academy Awards, Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil and I are ready to engage in our first Oscar Prediction Smackdown as we take a stab at Pete Hammond badgewhere the race is landing just as the all-important second phase begins. Can The Revenant prevail with the most nominations  and a recent Goldengold-derby Globe triumph?  Will Spotlight and The Big Short battle to a draw?  Can Mad Max: Fury Road come all the way back from a May opening to shock everyone with a Best Picture victory? Or can the little engine that could known as Room upset them all? These and other questions are fodder for our internecine battle. Click the link above to watch.