Oscar Predictions 2017

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Well, here we are again…it’s the day before the Oscar nominations are announced and I’m going out on a limb with my picks for who will get nominations early Tuesday morning.  It’s been a good year for movies though I’m a bit puzzled how some films and performances have gone the distance while others haven’t even been a part of the conversation.  Always a little bitter with the sweet, right?

Thanks again to Shane over at Film Actually for organizing a little contest between online critics!

Here are my picks for the 2017 Oscar Nominations…keep in mind these aren’t necessarily who I WANT to be nominated.  I’ll talk more about that tomorrow after the nominations are announced.

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

BEST DIRECTOR
1. Damien Chazelle – La La Land
2. Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge
3. Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
4. Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester By the Sea
5. Dennis Villenueve – Arrival

BEST ACTOR
1. Casey Affleck – Manchester By the Sea
2. Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
3. Ryan Gosling – La La Land
4. Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
5. Denzel Washington – Fences

BEST ACTRESS
1. Amy Adams – Arrival
2. Isabelle Huppert – Elle
3. Natalie Portman – Jackie
4. Emma Stone – La La Land
5. Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
1. Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
2. Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
3. Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
4. Lucas Hedges – Manchester By the Sea
5. Dev Patel – Lion

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
1. Viola Davis – Fences
2. Naomie Harris – Moonlight
3. Nicole Kidman – Lion
4. Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
5. Michelle Williams – Manchester By the Sea

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
1. Eric Heisserer – Arrival
2. August Wilson – Fences
3. Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi – Hidden Figures
4. Luke Davies – Lion
5. Barry Jenkins – Moonlight

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
1. Matt Ross – Captain Fantastic
2. Taylor Sheridan – Hell or High Water
3. Damien Chazelle – La La Land
4. Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou – The Lobster
5. Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester By the Sea

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
1. A Man Called Ove – Sweden
2. Toni Erdmann – Germany
3. The Salesman – Iran
4. Land of Mine – Denmark
5. My Life as a Zucchini – Switzerland

BEST EDITING
1. Arrival
2. Hacksaw Ridge
3. La La Land
4. Manchester By the Sea
5. Moonlight

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
1. Arrival
2. Jackie
3. La La Land
4. Moonlight
5. Silence

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
1. Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
2. The Handmaiden
3. La La Land
4. Jackie
5. Silence

BEST SOUND MIXING
1. Arrival
2. Hacksaw Ridge
3. The Jungle Book
4. La La Land
5. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST SOUND EDITING
1. Arrival
2. Hacksaw Ridge
3. La La Land
4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
5. Silence

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
1. Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
2. Florence Foster Jenkins
3. Jackie
4. La La Land
5. Silence

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
1. Mica Levi – Jackie
2. Justin Hurwitz – La La Land
3. Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka – Lion
4. Nicholas Britell – Moonlight
5. Michael Giacchino – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
1. 13th
2. The Eagle Huntress
3. I am Not Your Negro
4. OJ: Made in America
5. Weiner

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
1. Finding Dory
2. Kubo and the Two Strings
3. Moana
4. The Red Turtle
5. Zootopia

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
1. Arrival
2. Doctor Strange
3. Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
4. The Jungle Book
5. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
1. Deadpool
2. Florence Foster Jenkins
3. A Man Called Ove

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
1. Audition (The Fools Who Dream) – La La Land
2. Runnin’ – Hidden Figures
3. City of Stars – La La Land
4. How Far I’ll Go – Moana
5. Drive it Like You Stole It – Sing Street

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