89th Academy Awards Nominations and Predictions

If you would like to see the nominations and my predictions for this year’s Razzie Awards, click here. While those celebrated the worst films of 2016, the Academy Awards (or Oscars), as we all know, celebrate the best. This year’s nominations were today and you’ve probably read countless prediction posts already but here’s mine with links to respective reviews. Categories where I haven’t seen any of the movies have been omitted. If we happen to see more movies before the ceremony, I will update this post.

Best picture:
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water (Guest Review)
Hidden Figures (Guest Review)
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Should Win: La La Land

Will Win: La La Land


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

Should Win: Casey Affleck

Will Win: Casey Affleck


Lead actress:
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie (Guest Review)
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Should Win: Emma Stone

Will Win: Isabelle Huppert


Supporting actor:
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Should Win: Michael Shannon

Will Win: Mahershala Ali


Supporting actress:
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Should Win: Viola Davis

Will Win: Viola Davis


Best director:
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Should Win: Damien Chazelle

Will Win: Damien Chazelle


Animated feature:
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

Should Win: Kubo and the Two Strings

Will Win: Zootopia


Adapted screenplay:
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight

Should Win: Moonlight

Will Win: Moonlight


Original screenplay:
20th Century Women
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster (Guest Review)
Manchester by the Sea

Should Win: 20th Century Women

Will Win: Manchester by the Sea


Cinematography:
Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence (Guest Review)

Should Win: La La Land

Will Win: La La Land


Film editing:
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight

Should Win: Moonlight

Will Win: La La Land


Sound editing:
Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully

Should Win: Arrival

Will Win: La La Land


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

Should Win: La La Land

Will Win: La La Land


Production design:
Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Passengers

Should Win: La La Land

Will Win: La La Land


Original score:
Jackie (Guest Review)
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

Should Win: La La Land

Will Win: La La Land


Original song:
Audition (The Fools Who Dream), La La Land
Can’t Stop the Feeling, Trolls
City of Stars, La La Land
The Empty Chair, Jim: The James Foley Story
How Far I’ll Go, Moana

Should Win: Audition – La La Land

Will Win: City of Stars – La La Land


Makeup and hair:
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad (Guest Review)

Should Win: Star Trek Beyond

Will Win: Star Trek Beyond


Costume design:
Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie (Guest Review)
La La Land

Should Win: Florence Foster Jenkins

Will Win: La La Land


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

Should Win: Doctor Strange

Will Win: Doctor Strange


 

The 89th Academy Awards will be held Sunday, February 26th, 2017.

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7 thoughts on “89th Academy Awards Nominations and Predictions

  1. Pretty good predictions there! I can’t help but feel that it’d be wonderful to see Lucas Hedges win best supporting, he’s a bit of a revelation in Manchester by the Sea.

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