It’s not an exact science, picking Oscar winners, but there is a crazy logic to it, based on buzz, extenuating circumstances, scandals and a realistic look at the voting body. (Not to crow, but we did correctly pick Spotlight last year, in a tight three-way race.) La La Land and its gifted writer-director, Damien Chazelle, will have a good night. Below, we’ve taken stabs at the 12 biggest categories. If you’re playing in a pool—print out our handy Oscar ballot—and need help for the rest of the categories, here’s a tip: Pick La La Land. We’ll be live-tweeting the whole shebang at @TimeOutNewYork. Tune in to the show Sunday night on ABC, 7pm ET.
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