2017 Oscar Predictions

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The 89th Academy Awards wraps up the 2016 awards season on Sunday, February 26th. Included below are my predictions for all 24 categories. I’m expecting ‘La La Land’ to take home ten trophies in total (just short of the record 11 shared by ‘Ben-Hur’, ‘Titanic’, and ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’).

Best Picture
‘Arrival’
‘Fences’
‘Hacksaw Ridge’
‘Hell or High Water’
‘Hidden Figures’
‘La La Land’
‘Lion’
‘Manchester by the Sea’
‘Moonlight’

Will win: ‘La La Land’
Should win: ‘Moonlight’

Best Director
Damien Chazelle (‘La La Land’)
Mel Gibson (‘Hacksaw Ridge’)
Barry Jenkins (‘Moonlight’)
Kenneth Lonergan (‘Manchester by the Sea’)
Denis Villeneuve (‘Arrival’)

Will win: Damien Chazelle (‘La La Land’)
Should win: Barry Jenkins (‘Moonlight’)

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

Will win: Denzel Washington (‘Fences’)
Should win: Casey Affleck (‘Manchester by the Sea’)

Best Actress
Isabelle Huppert (‘Elle’)
Ruth Negga (‘Loving’)
Natalie Portman (‘Jackie’)
Emma Stone (‘La La Land’)
Meryl Streep (‘Florence Foster Jenkins’)

Will win: Emma Stone (‘La La Land’)
Should win: Emma Stone (‘La La Land’)

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali (‘Moonlight’)
Jeff Bridges (‘Hell or High Water’)
Lucas Hedges (‘Manchester by the Sea’)
Dev Patel (‘Lion’)
Michael Shannon (‘Nocturnal Animals’)

Will win: Mahershala Ali (‘Moonlight’)
Should win: Mahershala Ali (‘Moonlight’)

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis (‘Fences’)
Naomie Harris (‘Moonlight’)
Nicole Kidman (‘Lion’)
Octavia Spencer (‘Hidden Figures’)
Michelle Williams (‘Manchester By the Sea’)

Will win: Viola Davis (‘Fences’)
Should win: Michelle Williams (‘Manchester By the Sea’)

Best Animated Feature
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’
‘Moana’
‘My Life as a Zucchini’
‘The Red Turtle’
‘Zootopia’

Will win: ‘Zootopia’
Should win: ‘Zootopia’

Best Documentary
‘13th’
‘Fire at Sea’
‘I Am Not Your Negro’
‘Life, Animated’
‘OJ: Made in America’

Will win: ‘OJ: Made in America’
Should win: ‘OJ: Made in America’

Best Foreign Language Film
 ‘Land of Mine’
‘A Man Called Ove’
‘The Salesman’
‘Tanna’
‘Toni Erdmann’

Will win: ‘The Salesman’
Should win: ‘Toni Erdmann’

Best Original Screenplay
‘20th Century Women’
‘Hell or High Water’
‘La La Land’
‘The Lobster’
‘Manchester by the Sea’

Will win: ‘La La Land’
Should win: ‘Manchester by the Sea’

Best Adapted Screenplay
‘Arrival’
‘Fences’
‘Hidden Figures’
‘Lion’
‘Moonlight’

Will win: ‘Moonlight’
Should win: ‘Moonlight’

Best Film Editing
‘Arrival’
‘Hacksaw Ridge’
‘Hell or High Water’
‘La La Land’
‘Moonlight’

Will win: ‘La La Land’

Best Original Score
‘Jackie’
‘La La Land’
‘Lion’
‘Moonlight’
‘Passengers’

Will win: ‘La La Land’

Best Original Song
Audition (‘La La Land’)
Can’t Stop The Feeling! (‘Trolls’)
City of Stars (‘La La Land’)
The Empty Chair (‘The James Foley Story’)
How Far I’ll Go (‘Moana’)

Will win: City of Stars (‘La La Land’)

Best Visual Effects
‘Deepwater Horizon’
‘Doctor Strange’
‘The Jungle Book’
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’
‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Will win: ‘The Jungle Book’

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
‘A Man Called Ove’
‘Star Trek Beyond’
‘Suicide Squad’
 
Will win: ‘Star Trek Beyond’

Best Costume Design
‘Allied’
‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’
‘Florence Foster Jenkins’
‘Jackie’
‘La La Land’

Will win: ‘Jackie’

Best Production Design
‘Arrival’
‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’
‘Hail, Caesar!’
‘La La Land’
‘Passengers’

Will win: ‘La La Land’

Best Cinematography
‘Arrival’
‘La La Land’
‘Lion’
‘Moonlight’
‘Silence’

Will win: ‘La La Land’

Best Sound Editing
‘Arrival’
‘Deepwater Horizon’
‘Hacksaw Ridge’
‘La La Land’
‘Sully’

Will win: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

Best Sound Mixing
‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’
‘Arrival’
‘Hacksaw Ridge’
‘La La Land’
‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Will win: ‘La La Land’

Best Animated Short
‘Blind Vaysha’
‘Borrowed Time’
‘Pear Cider and Cigarettes’
‘Pearl’
‘Piper’

Will win: ‘Piper’

Best Live Action Short
‘Ennemis Interieurs’
‘La Femme et le TGV’
‘Sing (Mindenki)’
‘Silent Nights’
‘Timecode’

Will win: ‘La Femme et le TGV’

Best Documentary Short
‘4.1 Miles’
‘Extremis’
‘Joe’s Violin’
‘Watani: My Homeland’
‘The White Helmets’

Will win: ‘The White Helmets’

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