2017 Oscar nomination predictions

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It’s almost time as the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science will announce the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards Tuesday morning. With the exception for the Shorts category, I decided to fearlessly predict each and every category. While it might sound easy to do, sometimes it is just plain hard as you can never know what the Academy could go for in certain categories. Let’s cut to chase…here are my predictions for the 89th annual Academy Awards.

Best Picture

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

Best Director

  • Damien Chazelle – La La Land
  • Garth Davis – Lion
  • Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
  • Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
  • Denis Villeneuve – Arrival

Best Actress

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

Best Actor

  • Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
  • Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
  • Ryan Gosling – La La Land
  • Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
  • Denzel Washington – Fences

Best Supporting Actress

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

Best Supporting Actor

  • Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
  • Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
  • Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
  • Dev Patel – Lion

Best Original Screenplay

  • Hell or High Water
  • Jackie
  • La La Land
  • The Lobster
  • Manchester by the Sea

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Arrival
  • Fences
  • Hidden Figures
  • Lion
  • Moonlight

Best Animated Feature

  • Finding Dory
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • The Red Turtle
  • Zootopia

Best Documentary Feature

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

Best Foreign Language Feature

  • Land of Mine
  • A Man Called Ove
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • The Salesman
  • Toni Erdmann

Best Cinematography

  • Arrival
  • Jackie
  • La La Land
  • Moonlight
  • Silence

Best Film Editing

  • Arrival
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight

Best Costume Design

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Jackie
  • La La Land
  • Silence

Best Production Design

  • Arrival
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Jackie
  • La La Land
  • Silence

Best Visual Effects

  • Arrival
  • Doctor Strange
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • The Jungle Book
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Makeup & Hairstyling

  • Deadpool
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Star Trek Beyond

Best Score

  • Jackie
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Moonlight
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Original Song

  • Audition (The Fools Who Dream) – La La Land
  • Can’t Stop The Feeling – Trolls
  • City of Stars – La La Land
  • How Far I’ll Go – Moana
  • Runnin’ – Hidden Figures

Best Sound Editing

  • Arrival
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • The Jungle Book
  • La La Land
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Sound Mixing

  • Arrival
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Silence
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