And The Oscar Goes To: Awards Prediction Panel

Hi Everyone! We are back from an amazing time with the Vanity Fair Social Club! We have lots of exclusive Oscars week insight from Vanity Fair, that we will be sharing continually. From February 24th through the 28th, the Vanity Fair Social Club took place, at the fabulous creative space Platform. Located in the Culver City section of Los Angeles.

We had the opportunity to attend revolving panels, featuring Oscar nominees, social media stars, individuals of social awareness, and beauty experts. Since the Academy Awards are tonight, let's get started with panels discussing, or featuring the nominees!

On Wednesday, February 24th, 2016, the VFSC kicked off with And The Oscar Goes To: Awards Prediction Panel Brought To You By Chrysler.'s Hollywood editor,  Katey Rich hosted industry panelists : Dave Larger, of Fandango; Founder and CEO of The Blacklist, Franklin Leonard; Skydance Media SVP of Digital Marketing, Bladimiar Norman; Executive West Coast Editor of Vanity Fair, Krista Smith; and Anne Thompson, of Indiewire.

The Awards Prediction panelists, were openly candid about their predictions, and Academy members voting trends. One predictor they all strongly agreed on, is the Toronto International Film Festival. The Toronto International Film Festival has become a great predictor, described as a crystal ball for nominees.
Additional predictions in the entertainment media, include the winners of the other award shows leading up to the Oscars. The Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, are exemplary of prediction trends.

A frequent question the panelists have been asked is, what were the runner up places of the other nominees? The votes are calculated from an outside accounting company. The panel insists that there is no way of knowing, the percentage of votes to all nominees in a category. Adding controversy to the voting process, are confessions of voters swayed by campaign trends. Some voters vote on popularity, and may have not viewed the movie, that they voted for.

Other voting topics discussed  actors who have been snubbed; including, Leonardo DiCaprio is it his year? Will Sylvester Stallone win best supporting actor for Rocky spin-off Creed?  The Best Original Song nominees, used to be songs that were top ten hits. Song writer Diane Warren,  has been nominated several times throughout the years. Will she win with a writer's credit to Lady Gaga? How it worked for movie The Martian to be entered as a comedy. The Best Costume Award showdown between Mad Max and Cinderella.

Find out tonight if prediction trends come true. The Oscars are on tonight at 5:30 PT/8:30 ET on ABC.

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