OSCARS 2017: Final Predictions

Image: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

Image: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

Chris Luckett

With just a few hours until the winners begin being announced, we’re fast approaching the deadline for people’s Oscar bets. Need some last-minute help? Here are my predictions of the movies that’ll be bringing home the gold tonight, ranked in order of their wins’ likelihood.


BEST PICTURE

Image: Lionsgate

Image: Lionsgate

1 – LA LA LAND
2 – Moonlight
3 – Manchester by the Sea
4 – Hidden Figures
5 – Arrival
6 – Lion
7 – Hacksaw Ridge
8 – Hell or High Water
9 – Fences


BEST DIRECTOR

1 – DAMIEN CHAZELLE (LA LA LAND)
2 – Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
3 – Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
4 – Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
5 – Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)


BEST ACTOR

1 – DENZEL WASHINGTON (FENCES)
2 – Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

3 – Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
4 – Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)
5 – Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)


BEST ACTRESS

Image: Lionsgate

Image: Lionsgate

1 – EMMA STONE (LA LA LAND)
2 – Isabelle Huppert (Elle)

3 – Natalie Portman (Jackie)
4 – Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)
5 – Ruth Negga (Loving)


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

1 – MAHERSHALA ALI (MOONLIGHT)
2 – Dev Patel (Lion)
3 – Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)
4 – Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)

5 – Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

1 – VIOLA DAVIS (FENCES)
2 – Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
3 – Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
4 – Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
5 – Nicole Kidman (Lion)


BEST SCREENPLAY (ORIGINAL)

1 – LA LA LAND
2 – Manchester by the Sea
3 – Hell or High Water
4 – 20th Century Women
5 – The Lobster


BEST SCREENPLAY (ADAPTED)

1 – MOONLIGHT
2 – Arrival
3 – Hidden Figures
4 – Lion
5 – Fences


BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Image: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Image: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

1 – MOANA
2 – Kubo and the Two Strings
3 – Zootopia
4 – My Life as a Zucchini
5 – The Red Turtle


BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FEATURE

1 – THE SALESMAN (IRAN)
2 – Toni Erdmann (Germany)
3 – A Man Called Ove 
(Sweden)

4 – Land of Mine (Denmark)
5 – Tanna (Australia)


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

1 – LA LA LAND
2 – Arrival
3 – Lion
4 – Moonlight
5 – Silence


BEST COSTUME DESIGN

1 – JACKIE
2 – La La Land
3 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
4 – Florence Foster Jenkins
5 – Allied


BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Image: ESPN Films

Image: ESPN Films

1 – O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA
2 – I am Not Your Negro
3 – 13th
4 – Fire at Sea
5 – Life, Animated


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

1 – THE WHITE HELMETS
2 – Joe’s Violin
3 – Extremis
4 – 4.1 Miles
5 – Watani: My Homeland


BEST EDITING

1 – LA LA LAND
2 – Hacksaw Ridge
3 – Arrival
4 – Moonlight
5 – Hell or High Water


BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

Image: Paramount Pictures

Image: Paramount Pictures

1 – STAR TREK BEYOND
2 – Suicide Squad
3 – A Man Called Ove


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

1 – LA LA LAND
2 – Moonlight
3 – Lion
4 – Jackie
5 – Passengers


BEST ORIGINAL SONG

1 – “HOW FAR I’LL GO” (MOANA)
2 – “City of Stars” (La La Land)
3 – “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” (La La Land)

4 – “Can’t Stop the Feeling” (Trolls)
5 – “The Empty Chair” (Jim: The James Foley Story)


BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Image: Lionsgate

Image: Lionsgate

1 – LA LA LAND
2 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
3 – Arrival
4 – Passengers
5 – Hail, Caesar!


BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

1 – PIPER
2 – Borrowed Time
3 – Blind Vaysha
4 – Pearl
5 – Pear Cider and Cigarettes


BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE-ACTION)

1 – ENNEMIS INTÉRIEURS
2 – Timecode
3 – La Femme et le TGV
4 – Sing (Mindecki)
5 – Silent Nights


BEST SOUND EDITING

1 – HACKSAW RIDGE
2 – Arrival
3 – La La Land
4 – Deepwater Horizon
5 – Sully


BEST SOUND MIXING

1 – LA LA LAND
2 – Arrival
3 – Hacksaw Ridge
4 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
5 – 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Image: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

1 – THE JUNGLE BOOK
2 – Kubo and the Two Strings
3 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
4 – Doctor Strange
5 – Deepwater Horizon


The 89th Academy Awards ceremony will be held tonight at 8:30 EST.

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