Monday, January 23, 2017

Oscar Nomination Predictions

Oscar nominations are going to be announced tomorrow morning. I don't usually do predictions for Oscar nominations but I'll take a shot this year. These are picks for what I think will be nominated, not what I think should be nominated. They are somewhat in order of most likely to least likely in each category and only in the big categories.


  • Moonlight
  • La La Land
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Arrival
  • Lion
  • Hidden Figures
  • Fences
  • Hell or High Water


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


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


  • Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
  • Denzel Washington, Fences
  • Ryan Gosling, La La Land
  • Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
  • Joel Edgerton, Loving

Supporting Actress:

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

Supporting Actor:

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

Adapted Screenplay:

  • Moonlight
  • Arrival
  • Fences
  • Hidden Figures
  • Nocturnal Animals

Original Screenplay:

  • La La Land
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Hell or High Water
  • Loving
  • 20th Century Woman

Documentary Feature:

  • Cameraperson
  • O.J.: Made in America
  • 13th
  • Weiner
  • I Am Not Your Negro

Animated Feature:

  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Zootopia
  • Moana
  • The Red Turtle
  • My Life as a Zucchini

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