Oscars: Experts Predict the Best Actor and Actress Races

Fandango was privileged to be part of a panel of movie experts invited by MTV News to dissect this year's top Oscar categories and deliver our predictions. 

MTV correspondent Joshua Horowitz led myself, VH1’s Janelle Snowden, Entertainment Weekly’s Darren Franich and Extra’s Ben Lyons in a spirited, entertaining discussion on this year’s Oscar nominees for segments that will be streaming in MTV.com during the week as we lead up to the Oscar telecast. 
 
Earlier, we posted clips of the Oscar experts batting around Best Supporting Actor and Actress nominees. Today, the conversation heats up with breakdowns of the Best Actor and Actress races.  
 
The first race is kind of over even before it starts, with all five of us believing Daniel Day-Lewis is the clear-cut frontrunner for his brilliant performance in Lincoln:
 

 


Best Actress wasn’t as easy to predict. The experts on MTV’s panel leaned toward either Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty or Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook:
 

Of course, our own Dave Karger has been covering every detail of the Oscar race in Fandango’s Awards Watch Guide, and you can hear his latest predictions in the major categories in the original video series The Frontrunners!
 
Follow along on Twitter @Sean_OConnell and @Fandango
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