Late May Oscar Predictions

Greetings to all the Oscar predictors, and welcome back to my awards predictions. Today starts the normal schedule of Oscar predictions being posted every 15 days. Within the next few days, the results of the Cannes Film Festival will be revealed, which will start the speculations as to which films will be submitted for the Foreign Language Film Oscar. But for now, the Oscar predictions await.

 

Best Picture

  1. Darkest Hour
  2. Detroit
  3. Happy End
  4. Mudbound
  5. Wonderstruck
  6. The Glass Castle
  7. Phantom Thread
  8. Call Me By Your Name
  9. Dunkirk
  10. The Post
  11. Downsizing
  12. Last Flag Flying
  13. The Current War
  14. Marshall
  15. Mother!

Best Director

  1. Todd Haynes – Wonderstruck
  2. Michael Haneke – Happy End
  3. Joe Wright – Darkest Hour
  4. Katheryn Bigelow – Detroit
  5. Dee Rees – Mudbound
  6. Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread
  7. Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
  8. Steven Spielberg – The Post
  9. Alexander Payne – Downsizing
  10. Richard Linklater – Last Flag Flying

Best Actor in a Lead Role

  1. Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour
  2. Daniel Day Lewis – Phantom Thread
  3. Chadwick Boseman – Marshall
  4. Benedict Cumberbatch – The Current War
  5. Tom Hanks – The Post
  6. Hugh Jackman – The Greatest Showman
  7. Matt Damon – Downsizing
  8. Bryan Cranston – Last Flying Flag
  9. Andrew Garfield – Breathe
  10. Michael Fassbender – The Snowman

Best Actress in a Lead Role

  1. Isabelle Huppert – Happy End
  2. Francis McDormand – Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
  3. Jessica Chastain – Molly’s Game
  4. Meryl Streep – The Post
  5. Brie Larson – The Glass Castle
  6. Judi Dench – Victoria and Abdul
  7. Jennifer Lawrence – Mother!
  8. Kate Winslet – Wonder Wheel
  9. Michelle Pfeiffer – Where is Kyra?
  10. Emma Stone – Battle of the Sexes

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  1. Michael Stuhlbarg – Call Me by Your Name
  2. Jason Mitchell – Mudbound
  3. Woody Harrelson – The Glass Castle
  4. Michael Shannon – The Current War
  5. Sterling K Brown – Marshall
  6. Ben Mendelsohn – Darkest Hour
  7. Anthony Mackie – Detroit
  8. Idris Elba – Molly’s Game
  9. Steve Carell – Battle of the Sexes
  10. Javier Bardem – Mother!

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  1. Julianne Moore – Wonderstruck
  2. Kristin Scott Thomas – Darkest Hour
  3. Naomi Watts – The Glass Castle
  4. Michelle Pfeiffer – Mother!
  5. Mary J Blige – Mudbound
  6. Nicole Kidman – The Killing of a Sacred Dear
  7. Michelle Williams – Wonderstruck
  8. Melissa Leo – Novitiate
  9. Julia Roberts – The Wonder
  10. Rebecca Ferguson – The Greatest Show Man

Best Adapted Screenplay

  1. Wonderstruck
  2. Mudbound
  3. Call Me by Your Name
  4. The Death of Salin
  5. The Glass Castle
  6. Molly’s Game
  7. Victoria and Abdul
  8. Last Flag Flying
  9. Lean on Pete
  10. The Beguiled

Best Original Screenplay

  1. Darkest Hour
  2. Detroit
  3. Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
  4. Happy End
  5. Dunkirk
  6. Phantom Thread
  7. The Post
  8. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  9. Downsizing
  10. Mother

Best Animated Feature Film

  1. Coco
  2. The Breadwinner
  3. Ferdinand
  4. Loving Vincent
  5. Cars 3
  6. The LEGO Batman Movie
  7. The Boss Baby
  8. Despicable Me 3
  9. Animal Crackers
  10. The Star

Best Foreign Language Film

  1. A Fantastic Woman – Chile
  2. Loveless – Russia
  3. The Day After – South Korea
  4. I Am Not Madame Bovary – China
  5. Wild Mouse – Austria
  6. Ana, mon Amor – Romania
  7. Ishmael’s Ghost – France
  8. The Square – Sweden
  9. On Body and Soul – Hungary
  10. Zama – Spain

Best Cinematography

  • Call Me By Your Name
  • The Current War
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Mudbound

Best Costume Design

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties
  • Phantom Thread
  • Victoria and Abdul

Best Film Editing

  • The Current War
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Mudbound
  • Phantom Thread

Best Makeup and Hair

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Darkest Hour
  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties

Best Production Design

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • The Current War
  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties
  • Victoria and Abdul

Best Sound Editing

  • Annihilation
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Dunkirk
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Sound Mixing

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • The Current War
  • Dunkirk
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Visual Effects

  • Alien: Covenant
  • Dunkirk
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Original Score

  • Coco
  • Dunkirk
  • Phantom Thread
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Victoria and Abdul

 

Late May Oscar Predictions

December Oscar Predictions

Now that December is nearly half over, the awards season is gearing up, half of the nominees have been  announced, the Oscar nominees are becoming more and more definate. At this point, I am about 80% sure that these are the nominees that are going to be announced on January 24.

Best Picture:

  1. La La Land
  2. Manchester by the Sea
  3. Moonlight
  4. Fences
  5. Silence
  6. Arrival
  7. Lion
  8. Loving
  9. Jackie
  10. Hidden Figures

Best Director:

  1. Damien Chazelle – La La Land
  2. Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
  3. Berry Jenkins – Moonlight
  4. Denzel Washington – Fences
  5. Martin Scorsese – Silence

Best Actor in a Lead Role:

  1. Denzel Washington – Fences
  2. Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
  3. Ryan Gosling – La La Land
  4. Joel Edgerton – Loving
  5. Tom Hanks – Sully

Best Actress in a Lead Role:

  1. Annette Bening – 20th Century Women
  2. Emma Stone – La La Land
  3. Natalie Portman – Jackie
  4. Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins
  5. Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

  1. Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
  2. Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
  3. Dev Patel – Lion
  4. Liam Neeson – Silence
  5. Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

  1. Viola Davis – Fences
  2. Naomie Harris – Moonlight
  3. Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
  4. Nicole Kidman – Lion
  5. Greta Gerwig – 20th Century Women

Best Original Screenplay:

  1. Manchester by the Sea
  2. Moonlight
  3. La La Land
  4. Hell or High Water
  5. Jackie

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  1. Fences
  2. Silence
  3. Arrival
  4. Lion
  5. Nocturnal Animals

Best Animated Feature Film:

  1. Zootopia
  2. Moana
  3. Kubo and the Two Strings
  4. Finding Dory
  5. The Red Turtle

Best Foreign Language Film

  1. Elle – France
  2. Toni Erdmann – Germany
  3. Neruda – Chile
  4. The Salesman – Iran
  5. A Man Called Ove – Sweden

Best Cinematography

  1. La La Land
  2. Silence
  3. Arrival
  4. Jackie
  5. Allied

Best Costume Design

  1. Jackie
  2. La La Land
  3. Silence
  4. Florence Foster Jenkins
  5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Best Film Editing

  1. La La Land
  2. Silence
  3. Lion
  4. Arrival
  5. Jackie

Best Makeup and Hair

  1. Florence Foster Jenkins
  2. Jackie
  3. Rogue One

Best Production Design

  1. Silence
  2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  3. Florence Foster Jenkins
  4. Rogue one
  5. La La Land

Best Sound Editing

  1. La La Land
  2. Hacksaw Ridge
  3. Rogue One
  4. The Jungle Book
  5. Silence

Best Sound Mixing

  1. La La Land
  2. Hacksaw Ridge
  3. Rogue One
  4. Silence
  5. The Jungle Book

Best Visual Effects

  1. Doctor Strange
  2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  3. The Jungle Book
  4. Rogue One
  5. Captain America: Civil War

Best Original Score

  1. Finding Dory
  2. Florence Foster Jenkins
  3. Arrival
  4. Silence
  5. Rogue One

Best Original Song:

  1. “Audition” – La La Land
  2. “How Far I’ll Go” – Moana
  3. “Letters to the Free” – 13th
  4. “Heathens” – Suicide Squad
  5. “City of Stars” – La La Land
December Oscar Predictions

Post Thanksgiving Oscar Predictions

With Thanksgiving behind us and 4 weeks until Christmas , the Awards Season is just about a week away. The Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Golden Globes will be releasing their nominees within the next two weeks, which will dramatically change the predicted Oscar nominees. Until then, these are the nominees I am expecting to be the Oscar nominees.

 

Best Picture:

  1. La La Land
  2. Manchester by the Sea
  3. Moonlight
  4. Silence
  5. Fences
  6. Arrival
  7. Lion
  8. Loving
  9. Jackie
  10. Hidden Figures

Best Director:

  1. Damien Chazelle – La La Land
  2. Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
  3. Berry Jenkins – Moonlight
  4. Denis Villeneuve – Arrival
  5. Martin Scorsese – Silence

Best Actor in a Lead Role:

  1. Denzel Washington – Fences
  2. Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
  3. Ryan Gosling – La La Land
  4. Joel Edgerton – Loving
  5. Tom Hanks – Sully

Best Actress in a Lead Role:

  1. Annette Bening – 20th Century Women
  2. Emma Stone – La La Land
  3. Natalie Portman – Jackie
  4. Ruth Negga – Loving
  5. Amy Adams – Arrival

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

  1. Dev Patel – Lion
  2. Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
  3. Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
  4. Liam Neeson – Silence
  5. Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

  1. Viola Davis – Fences
  2. Naomie Harris – Moonlight
  3. Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
  4. Nicole Kidman – Lion
  5. Greta Gerwig – 20th Century Women

Best Original Screenplay:

  1. La La Land
  2. Manchester by the Sea
  3. Loving
  4. Moonlight
  5. Jackie

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  1. Lion
  2. Arrival
  3. Fences
  4. Silence
  5. A Monster Calls

Best Animated Feature Film:

  1. Zootopia
  2. Moana
  3. Finding Dory
  4. Kubo and the Two Strings
  5. Sing

Best Foreign Language Film

  1. Toni Erdmann – Germany
  2. The Salesman – Iran
  3. Neruda – Chile
  4. A Man Called Ove – Sweden
  5. Elle – France

Best Cinematography

  1. La La Land
  2. Silence
  3. Arrival
  4. Jackie
  5. Live by Night

Best Costume Design

  1. Jackie
  2. La La Land
  3. Silence
  4. Florence Foster Jenkins
  5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Best Film Editing

  1. La La Land
  2. Silence
  3. Lion
  4. Arrival
  5. Jackie

Best Makeup and Hair

  1. Florence Foster Jenkins
  2. Jackie
  3. Rogue One

Best Production Design

  1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  2. Florence Foster Jenkins
  3. Rogue one
  4. La La Land
  5. Silence

Best Sound Editing

  1. La La Land
  2. Hacksaw Ridge
  3. Rogue One
  4. The Jungle Book
  5. Silence

Best Sound Mixing

  1. La La Land
  2. Hacksaw Ridge
  3. Rogue One
  4. Silence
  5. The Jungle Book

Best Visual Effects

  1. Doctor Strange
  2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  3. The Jungle Book
  4. Rogue One
  5. Captain America: Civil War

Best Original Score

  1. Finding Dory
  2. Florence Foster Jenkins
  3. Arrival
  4. Silence
  5. Rogue One

Best Original Song:

  1. “Audition” – La La Land
  2. “How Far I’ll Go” – Moana
  3. “Letters to the Free” – 13th
  4. “Heathens” – Suicide Squad
  5. “City of Stars” – La La Land
Post Thanksgiving Oscar Predictions

Mid November Predictions

Since the disappointing results of the election on Tuesday, I’ve dove head first into these Oscar predictions. The contenders for the big awards are usually released in November, but I have a feeling this year’s winners will be coming out in December. But, still a lot of good movies hitting theaters in the comming weeks, with the new Harry Potter series starting and last week’s Doctor Strange, the box office is looking mighty healthy.

Best Picture:

  1. La La Land
  2. Manchester by the Sea
  3. Silence
  4. Moonlight
  5. Fences
  6. Lion
  7. Arrival
  8. Loving
  9. Jackie

Best Director:

  1. Damien Chazelle – La La Land
  2. Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
  3. Berry Jenkins – Moonlight
  4. Martin Scorsese – Silence
  5. Denis Villeneuve – Arrival

Best Actor in a Lead Role:

  1. Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
  2. Denzel Washington – Fences
  3. Ryan Gosling – La La Land
  4. Joel Edgerton – Loving
  5. Tom Hanks – Sully

Best Actress in a Lead Role:

  1. Emma Stone – La La Land
  2. Natalie Portman – Jackie
  3. Annette Bening – 20th Century Women
  4. Ruth Negga – Loving
  5. Amy Adams – Arrival

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

  1. Dev Patel – Lion
  2. Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
  3. Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
  4. Liam Neeson – Silence
  5. Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

  1. Viola Davis – Fences
  2. Naomie Harris – Moonlight
  3. Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
  4. Nicole Kidman – Lion
  5. Greta Gerwig – 20th Century Women

Best Original Screenplay:

  1. La La Land
  2. Manchester by the Sea
  3. Loving
  4. Moonlight
  5. Jackie

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  1. Lion
  2. Arrival
  3. Fences
  4. Silence
  5. A Monster Calls

Best Animated Feature Film:

  1. Zootopia
  2. Moana
  3. Finding Dory
  4. Kubo and the Two Strings
  5. Sing

Best Foreign Language Film

  1. Toni Erdmann – Germany
  2. The Salesman – Iran
  3. Neruda – Chile
  4. A Man Called Ove – Sweden
  5. Elle – France

Best Cinematography

  1. Arrival
  2. La La Land
  3. Silence
  4. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  5. Jackie

Best Costume Design

  1. Florence Foster Jenkins
  2. Jackie
  3. Silence
  4. La La Land
  5. Love and Friendship

Best Film Editing

  1. La La Land
  2. Arrival
  3. Lion
  4. Moonlight
  5. Silence

Best Makeup and Hair

  1. Florence Foster Jenkins
  2. Jackie
  3. Rogue One

Best Production Design

  1. Silence
  2. Love and Friendship
  3. Florence Foster Jenkins
  4. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Best Sound Editing

  1. Rogue One
  2. La La Land
  3. Arrival
  4. The Jungle Book
  5. Hacksaw Ridge

Best Sound Mixing

  1. La La Land
  2. Rogue One
  3. Arrival
  4. Passengers
  5. The Jungle Book

Best Visual Effects

  1. The Jungle Book
  2. Rogue One
  3. Doctor Strange
  4. A Monster Calls
  5. Captain America: Civil War

Best Original Score

  1. Arrival
  2. Finding Dory
  3. Rogue One
  4. Florence Foster Jenkins
  5. The BFG

Best Original Song:

  1. “Audition” – La La Land
  2. “We Know the Way” – Moana
  3. “Letters to the Free” – 13th
  4. “Victory” – Hidden Figures
  5. “Heathens” – Suicide Squad
Mid November Predictions

Mid November predictions

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New set of predictions! This is the time of year in which the Oscars begin to be decided. With so many new films bombing at the box office in the last month, some films that were seen as locks have slid off the predicted nominations lists, while some others are still holding on by their buzz. Other films seem to be solidifying themselves as the nominees in this categories, and as the winners come February. Until then, there are the nominees (that I predict)

Best Picture:

  1. Spotlight
  2. Carol
  3. Joy
  4. The Revenant
  5. The Martian
  6. Bridge of Spies
  7. Brooklyn
  8. Room
  9. Inside Out
  10. The Danish Girl

Best Director:

  1. David O Russell – Joy
  2. Thomas McCarthy – Spotlight
  3. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – The Revenant
  4. Todd Haynes – Carol
  5. Ridley Scott – The Martian

Best Actor in a Lead Role:

  1. Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
  2. Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl
  3. Johnny Depp – Black Mass
  4. Will Smith – Concussion
  5. Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs

Best Actress in a Lead Role:

  1. Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
  2. Brie Larson – Room
  3. Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
  4. Cate Blanchett – Carol
  5. Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

  1. Michael Keaton – Spotlight
  2. Tom Hardy – The Revenant
  3. Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
  4. Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
  5. Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

  1. Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
  2. Rooney Mara – Carol
  3. Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
  4. Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
  5. Joan Allen – Room

Best Original Screenplay:

  1. Spotlight
  2. Inside Out
  3. Joy
  4. The Hateful Eight
  5. Bridge of Spies

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  1. Carol
  2. Brooklyn
  3. Room
  4. The Revenant
  5. Steve Jobs

Best Animated Feature Film:

  1. Inside Out
  2. The Good Dinosaur
  3. The Peanuts Movie
  4. Animolisa
  5. Shaun the Sheep

Best Foreign Language Film

  1. Son of Saul – Hungary
  2. The Assassin – Taiwan
  3. The Second Mother – Brazil
  4. The Club – Chile
  5. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence – Sweden

Best Documentary Feature

  1. Going Clear
  2. He Named me Malala
  3. The Hunting Ground
  4. Amy
  5. The Look of Silence

Best Cinematography

  1. The Revenant
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road
  3. Bridge of Spies
  4. Sicario
  5. In the Heart of the Sea

Best Costume Design

  1. Cinderella
  2. The Danish Girl
  3. Brooklyn
  4. Carol
  5. Macbeth

Best Film Editing:

  1. Spotlight
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road
  3. The Revenant
  4. Bridge of Spies
  5. Joy

Best Makeup and Hair

  1. Black Mass
  2. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
  3. The Danish Girl

Best Production Design

  1. Cinderella
  2. Macbeth
  3. The Danish Girl
  4. In the Heart of the Sea
  5. Bridge of Spies

Best Sound Editing

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. Spectre
  3. In the Heart of the Sea
  4. The Revenant
  5. The Martian

Best Sound Mixing

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. Spectre
  3. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
  4. The Martian
  5. The Revenant

Best Visual Effects

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. In the Heart of the Sea
  3. The Martian
  4. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
  5. Jurassic World

Best Original Song:

  1. “See You Again” – Furious 7
  2. “Writing’s on the Wall” – Spectre
  3. “Till It Happens to You” – The Hunting Ground
  4. “Last Breath” – Creed
  5. “Earned It” – Fifty Shades of Grey

Best Original Score

  1. Inside Out
  2. Bridge of Spies
  3. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
  4. Steve Jobs
  5. Sicario
Mid November predictions