Final 2017 Oscar Nominations Predictions


It’s been a bit dusty around these parts as of late. While I work on remedying that situation, I’m here to assure you that though the writing may have slowed down, the film fanaticism, especially when it pertains to the awards season game, remains on point. I’m posting nominations predictions sans analysis for consistency sake. If you want to ask me a question, go ahead and I’ll give it a shot. Anyway, good luck to me! FYI, all nominees are listed in likelihood of receiving a nomination. That also means they’re the category’s frontrunner. Fair warning, you’re going to see some surprise picks below.

Nominations will be announced at 8:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, January 24 by Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and a selection of previous Oscar nominees and winners.

Best Picture

I’m calling eight nominees this year but if nine or ten… then.

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
Hacksaw Ridge

Nocturnal Animals


Best Director

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

ALT: David Mackenzie – Hell or High Water


Best Actor in a Leading Role

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

ALT: Joel Edgerton – Loving


Best Actress in a Leading Role

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

ALT: Annette Bening – 20th Century Women 


Best Actor in a Supporting Role

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

ALT: Aaron Taylor-Johnson – Nocturnal Animals


Best Actress in a Supporting Role

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

ALT: Janelle Monae – Hidden Figures


Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay

Nocturnal Animals

ALT: Hidden Figures


Best Writing – Original Screenplay

Manchester by the Sea
La La Land
Hell or High Water
The Lobster
Captain Fantastic

ALT: Zootopia


Best Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two Strings
Finding Dory
The Red Turtle

ALT: My Life as a Zucchini 


Best Foreign Language Film

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

ALT: The King’s Choice


Best Documentary Feature

OJ: Made in America
I Am Not Your Negro
Fire at Sea

ALT: Weiner


Best Cinematography

La La Land
Nocturnal Animals

ALT: Moonlight


Best Costume Design

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

ALT: The Dressmaker


Best Film Editing

La La Land
Hacksaw Ridge
Manchester by the Sea

ALT: Hell or High Water


Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Florence Foster Jenkins
A Man Called Ove

ALT: Star Trek: Beyond


Best Original Score

La La Land
Nocturnal Animals

ALT: Jackie


Best Original Song

“City of Stars” from La La Land
“Audition (The Ones who Dream)” from La La Land
“How Far I’ll Go” from Moana
“Try Everything” from Zootopia
“Runnin'” from Hidden Figures

ALT: “Can’t Stop the Feeling” from Trolls


Best Production Design

La La Land
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Nocturnal Animals
Hail Caesar

ALT: Doctor Strange


Best Sound Editing

Hacksaw Ridge
Deepwater Horizon
Rogue One

ALT: La La Land


Best Sound Mixing

La La Land
Hacksaw Ridge
Rogue One
Deepwater Horizon

ALT: 13 Hours


Best Visual Effects

The Jungle Book
Rogue One
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

ALT: Kubo and the Two Strings



Predicted Nomination Tally
La La Land 13 nominations
Arrival 10 nominations
Manchester by the Sea – 7 nominations
– 7 nominations
Lion – 7 nominations
Hacksaw Ridge 5 nominations
Florence Foster Jenkins – 4 nominations
Nocturnal Animals 4 nominations
Hell or High Water – 3 nominations
Hidden Figures – 3 nominations
Fences – 3 nominations
Rogue One – 3 nominations
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – 3 nominations




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