Oscars

Oscar Nominations Focus: Final Predictions

January 23, 2017
3 min read

It has been an extraordinary year for women with as many brilliant performances to be snubbed as there are nominated. I am not sure how far back we would have to reach to find a year like this for the Best Actress category, but after doing this, I am going to find out. The category is bursting with potential nominees, and only five can be nominated. We have two certainties, Emma Stone and Natalie Portman, no one else is assured, not even sentimental favorite Annette Bening.

And the men? There may not be as many great performances from them this year, but what there is are choice performances. Casey Affleck’s work if for the ages, one of the greatest film performances ever given, while Denzel Washington does his best work since Malcolm X.

And despite being late to the party, I liked Martin Scorsese’s challenging ‘Silence’, very much. Here’s hoping the Academy does too, though I suspect there is enough regard for Scorsese to get the film and director into the race.

BEST PICTURE

LA LA LAND

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

MOONLIGHT

ARRIVAL

HACKSAW RIDGE

HELL OR HIGH WATER

FENCES

HIDDEN FIGURES

BEST DIRECTOR

DAMIEN CHAZELLE (LA LLA LAND)

KENNETH LONERGAN (MANCHESTER BY THE SEA)

MEL GIBSON (HACKSAW RIDGE)

MARTIN SCORSESE (SILENCE)

BARRY JENKINS (MOONLIGHT)

BEST ACTOR

CASEY AFFLECK (MANCHESTER BY THE SEA)

DENZEL WASHINGTON (FENCES)

VIGGO MORTENSEN (CAPTAIN FANTASTIC)

ANDREW GARFIELD (HACKSAW RIDGE)

RYAN GOSLING (LA LA LAND)

BEST ACTRESS

NATALIE PORTMAN (JACKIE)

EMMA STONE (LA LA LAND)

AMY ADAMS (ARRIVAL)

ISABELLE HUPPERT (ELLE)

TARAJI P. HENSON (HIDDEN FIGURES)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

MAHERSHALA ALI (MOONLIGHT)

JEFF BRIDGES (HELL OR HIGH WATER)

BEN FOSTER (HELL OR HIGH WATER)

KEVIN COSTNER (HIDDEN FIGURES)

HUGH GRANT (FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

VIOLA DAVIS (FENCES)

NAOMI HARRIS (MOONLIGHT)

MICHELLE WILLIAMS (MANCHESTER BY THE SEA)

OVTAVIA SPENCER (HIDDEN FIGURES)

JANELLE MONAE (HIDDEN FIGURES)

BEST SCREENPLAY ADAPTATION

SILENCE

MOONLIGHT

FENCES

HACKSAW RIDGE

ARRIVAL

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

LA LA LAND

HELL OR HIGH WATER

JACKIE

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

MOANA

FINDING DORY

ZOOTOPIA

THE RED TURTLE

KUBO AND THE STRINGS

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

LA LA LAND

SILENCE

ARRIVAL

MOONLIGHT

THE JUNGLE BOOK

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

JACKIE

SILENCE

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

ALLIED

RULES DON’T APPLY

BEST FILM EDITING

LA LA LAND

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

HACKSAW RIDGE

SILENCE

ARRIVAL

BEST MAKE UP/ HAIR STYLING (3 NOMINEES)

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

HAIL CAESAR

SUICIDE SQUAD

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

LA LA LAND

MOONLIGHT

THE BFG

JACKIE

HACKSAW RIDGE

BEST ART DIRECTION

LA LA LAND

JACKIE

SILENCE

ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY

THE JUNGLE BOOK

BEST SOUND EDITING

LA LA LAND

HACKSAW RIDGE

THE JUNGLE BOOK

SILENCE

ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY

BEST SOUND MIXING

LA LA LAND

HACKSAW RIDGE

SULLY

DEEP WATER HORIZON

ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY

THE JUNGLE BOOK

ARRIVAL

THE BFG

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

OJ MADE IN AMERICA

13TH

WEINER

FIRE AT SEA

LIFE, ANIMATED

BEST SONG

City of Stars (La La Land)

Audition (La La Land)

How Far I’ll Go (Moana)

Letters to the Free (13th)

The Rules Don’t Apply (Rules Don’t Apply)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Toni Erdmann (Germany)

The Salesman (Iran)

Land of Mine (Denmark)

A Man Called Ove (Sweden)

Paradise (Russia)

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