With Oscar nominations just a few days away (Tuesday at 5:18 AM, to be exact), Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil and I go at it again, trying to determine exactly how it will all fall into place in the hotly contested Best Picture race this year.

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Is La La Land invincible, or can crowd favorites Hidden Figures and Lion ride a last-minute surge and steal the momentum? Will critics’ love for Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea become a major factor outside the acting and writing races? Is there a dark horse somewhere in this pack we aren’t seeing at this point? And just how many movies will actually make the cut this year?


O’Neil and I stage the smackdown on Best Picture. To watch, just click on the link above.