OSCARS 2017: Nomination Predictions

Photo: EPA

Image: EPA

Chris Luckett

This morning at the crack of dawn, a half-dozen of Hollywood’s elite will announce to the world the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards. What movies can you expect to see up for the treasured trophies this year? It’s a less contentious year than most, but expect to hear a few of the same names many times over.


BEST PICTURE

(Since there could be up to ten nominees, this category alone is ranked in the order of the likelihood of each movie’s inclusion.)

1. La La Land
2. Manchester by the Sea
3. Moonlight
4. Hidden Figures
5. Lion
6. Arrival
7. Fences
8. Hacksaw Ridge
9. Silence
10. Hell or High Water

DARK HORSES: 20th Century Women, Loving, Sully

Image: Roadside Attractions

Image: Roadside Attractions


BEST DIRECTOR

Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Martin Scorsese (Silence)
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

DARK HORSES: Garth Davis (Lion), Theodore Melfi (Hidden Figures), and Denzel Washington (Fences)


BEST ACTOR

Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)
Denzel Washington (Fences)

DARK HORSES: Joel Edgerton (Loving), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals), and Tom Hanks (Sully)


BEST ACTRESS

Image: Lionsgate

Image: Lionsgate

Amy Adams (Arrival)
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Emma Stone (La La Land)
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

DARK HORSES: Annette Bening (20th Century Women), Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train), and Ruth Negga (Loving)


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Dev Patel (Lion)
Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)

DARK HORSES: Ben Foster (Hell or High Water), Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea), and Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Viola Davis (Fences)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

DARK HORSES: Greta Gerwig (20th Century Women), Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures), and Molly Shannon (Other People)


BEST SCREENPLAY (ORIGINAL)

20th Century Women
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea

DARK HORSES: Captain Fantastic, Jackie, and Miss Sloane


BEST SCREENPLAY (ADAPTED)

Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Moonlight
Nocturnal Animals

DARK HORSES: Deadpool, Lion, and Silence


BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Image: Focus Features

Image: Focus Features

Finding Dory
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

DARK HORSES: The Little Prince, Sing, and Trolls


BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FEATURE

Land of Mine (Denmark)
A Man Called Ove (Sweden)
Paradise (Russia)
The Salesman (Iran)
Toni Erdmann (Germany)

DARK HORSES: The King’s Choice (Norway), My Life as a Zucchini (Switzerland), and Tanna (Australia)


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Arrival
La La Land
Moonlight
Nocturnal Animals
Silence

DARK HORSES: Hell or High Water, Jackie, and Lion


BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land

DARK HORSES: Hail, Caesar!, Hidden Figures, and Silence


BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

13th
I am Not Your Negro
The Ivory Game
OJ: Made in America
Weiner

DARK HORSES: Cameraperson, Life, Animated, and Tower


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

4.1 Miles
Frame 394
Joe’s Violin
The Mute’s House
The White Helmets

DARK HORSES: Brillo Box (3¢ off), The Other Side of Home, and Watani: My Homeland


BEST EDITING

Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

DARK HORSES: Hell or High Water, Silence, and Sully


BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

Image: Twentieth Century Fox

Image: Twentieth Century Fox

Deadpool
Florence Foster Jenkins
A Man Called Ove

DARK HORSES: Hail, Caesar! and Star Trek Beyond


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

The BFG
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight

DARK HORSES: Florence Foster Jenkins, Hidden Figures, and Nocturnal Animals


BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” (La La Land)
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” (Trolls)
“City of Stars” (La La Land)
“How Far I’ll Go” (Moana)
“Runnin’” (Hidden Figures)

DARK HORSES: “Drive It Like You Stole It” (Sing Street), “Letter to the Free” (13th), and “Start a Fire” (La La Land)


BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Image: Warner Bros.

Image: Warner Bros.

Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
Jackie
La La Land

DARK HORSES: Arrival, Hidden Figures, and Nocturnal Animals


BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

The Head Vanishes
Inner Workings
Once Upon a Line
Piper
Sous tes doigts (Under Your Fingers)

DARK HORSES: Blind Vaysha, Borrowed Time, and Pear Cider and Cigarettes


BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE-ACTION)

Graffiti
Nocturne in Black
Sing (Mindecki)
Timecode
The Way of Tea (Les Frémissements du Thé)

DARK HORSES: Bon Voyage, La Femme et le TGV, and Silent Nights


BEST SOUND EDITING

Arrival
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

DARK HORSES: Deepwater Horizon, Hacksaw Ridge, and Silence


BEST SOUND MIXING

Arrival
Doctor Strange
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

DARK HORSES: Deepwater Horizon, The Jungle Book, and Moana


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Image: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Image: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Arrival
Captain America: Civil War
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

DARK HORSES: The BFG, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Kubo and the Two Strings


The 89th Academy Award nominations will be announced live this morning at 5:30am PST (8:30am EST) by Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Reitman, Ken Watanabe, and AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

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