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89th Academy Awards Nominations and Predictions *Final Update*

Before the awards will be held tomorrow, here’s a final look at the nominees and my predictions.

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 or Denzel Washington

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 or Natalie Portman

Will Win: Natalie Portman


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: Mahershala Ali

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 or Barry Jenkins

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 or Arrival

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: Hacksaw Ridge

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


Best Foreign Language Film:
A Man Called Ove
Land of Mine
Tanna
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann (Guest Review)

Should Win: The Salesman

Will Win: The Salesman or Toni Erdmann


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: A Man Called Ove

Will Win: A Man Called Ove


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

Should Win: Jackie

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 tomorrow night.

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