Tom O'Neil's Inside Track

Oscar predictions slugfest over Best Actor: Pete Hammond vs. Anne Thompson vs. Tom O’Neil [Video & Audio Podcast]

The Oscar race for Best Actor is wide open: that’s all that Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood), Anne Thompson (Indiewire) and I can agree upon in our predictions battle. Watch above or listen to the audio podcast version below.

It’s not like last year when Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) was out front early on and all smart Oscarologists knew he could stay there, if only he could stave off a slowly rising threat from Timothee Chalamet (“Call Me By Your Name”). And we knew that Oldman would do so. This year, as Pete, Anne and I note: there are a lot of strong rivals, including early faves Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”), Ryan Gosling (“First Man”) and Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”) plus new surging ponies Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”) and Christian Bale (“Vice”).

See Anne’s and my current predictions for Best Actor, stacked up against our other Experts. See the racetrack odds generated when all of our prediction rankings are combined.

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

Tom O'Neil's Inside Track
Editor and President Tom O'Neil founded Gold Derby in 2000.
Tom's Latest Updated Predictions
Oscars Nominations 2019
( Best Picture )
Bet Points: 100
  • 1
    A Star Is Born
    A Star Is Born
    10/1
  • 2
    Green Book
    Green Book
    42/1
  • 3
    Roma
    Roma
    10/1
  • 4
    The Favourite
    The Favourite
    23/2
  • 5
    Black Panther
    Black Panther
    20/1
  • 6
    First Man
    First Man
    15/2
  • 7
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    100/1
  • 8
    Vice
    Vice
    18/1
  • 9
    If Beale Street Could Talk
    If Beale Street Could Talk
    11/1
  • 10
    BlacKKKlansman
    BlacKkKlansman
    7/1
  • Updated on: 15 Oct 18, 22:56 pm PT