It’s Academy Awards night. You’re gathered with a large group of family and friends to watch the annual ceremony on TV. You have a pool going, to see which of you is best at predicting the winners.
There’s a lot at stake. Your reputation as an entertainment authority is on the line. (Not to mention the ten bucks required to take part in the pool.)

As each envelope is opened, you boldly call out a name – seconds before the Oscar presenter says the same name. This repeatedly happens over the course of the three-hour telecast.

Your family and friends look at you and wonder how you could be so confident (and so accurate) category after category. Sure, they knew that you were brilliant – just not THIS brilliant.

You simply laugh, collect your cash, and wish everyone better luck next year.

You then thank yourself for going to the FOX411 to read my annual Oscar predictions.

At least, I hope that’s how it goes. Last year I went nine for nine in the major categories, enabling countless 411 readers to win their Oscar jackpots.

This year may prove to be a bit more difficult. There a few races that are excruciatingly close. Will it be “Birdman” or “Boyhood?” Anderson or Inarritu? Cooper or Keaton? I’ve spent months tracking the races, speaking to voters, and making calculations.

Here are my final, foolproof and fearless predictions. Good luck, and may the odds forever be in your favor.