Early June Oscar Prediction

It’s June now, and that means more Oscar predictions are coming. Next month, the first of the contenders for Best Picture, Dunkirk will be released, putting this season into a bit of a premature start. For now, this season is looking a lot like 2015, with Star Wars’s next chapter being a hot contender, and a squeal of a 1980’s Sci-Fi film, Blade Runner 2049, possibly getting in the Best Picture race, like Mad Max: Fury Road. And now, here are the predicted nominees for the 90th Academy Awards:

 

Best Picture

  1. Darkest Hour
  2. Dunkirk
  3. Mudbound
  4. The Post
  5. Detroit
  6. Blade Runner 2049
  7. Call Me By Your Name
  8. Wonderstruck
  9. The Greatest Showman
  10. Phantom Thread
  11. Get Out
  12. Downsizing
  13. Suburbicon
  14. The Current War
  15. The Glass Castle

 

Best Director

  1. Joe Wright – Darkest Hour
  2. Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
  3. Kathryn Bigelow – Detroit
  4. Dee Rees – Mudbound
  5. Steven Spielberg – The Post
  6. Todd Haynes – Wonderstruck
  7. Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread
  8. Luca Guadagnino – Call Me By Your Name
  9. Denis Villeneuve – Blade Runner 2049
  10. Reginald Hudlin – Marshall

 

Best Actor in a Lead Role

  1. Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour
  2. Daniel Day Lewis – Phantom Thread
  3. Hugh Jackman – The Greatest Showman
  4. Chadwick Boseman – Marshall
  5. Tom Hanks – The Post
  6. Benedict Cumberbatch – The Current War
  7. Joaquin Phoenix – You Were Never Really Here
  8. Andrew Garfield – Breathe
  9. Bryan Cranston – Last Flag Flying
  10. Matt Damon – Downsizing

 

Best Actress in a Lead Role

  1. Judi Dench – Victoria and Abdul
  2. Francis McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  3. Meryl Streep – The Post
  4. Brie Larson – The Glass Castle
  5. Rooney Mara – Mary Magdalene
  6. Emma Stone – Battle of the Sexes
  7. Jennifer Lawrence – Mother!
  8. Jessica Chastain – Molly’s Game
  9. Claire Foy – Breathe
  10. Kate Winslet – Wonder Wheel

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

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

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  1. Kristin Scott Thomas – Darkest Hour
  2. Michelle Pfeiffer – Mother!
  3. Nicole Kidman – The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  4. Melissa Leo – The Novitiate
  5. Julianne Moore – Wonderstruck
  6. Michelle Williams – The Greatest Showman
  7. Naomi Watts – The Glass Castle
  8. Margot Robbie – Goodbye Christopher Robin
  9. Mary J Blige – Mudbound
  10. Allison Janney – I, Tonya

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

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

 

Best Original Screenplay

  1. Darkest Hour
  2. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  3. Detroit
  4. Phantom THread
  5. The Killing of a Scared Deer
  6. Downsizing
  7. Get Out
  8. The Post
  9. Dunkirk
  10. Suburbicon

 

Best Animated Feature Film

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

 

Best Foreign Language Film

  1. 120 Beats Per Second – France
  2. A Fantastic Lady – Chile
  3. The Square – Sweden
  4. Loveless – Russia
  5. The Day After – South Korea
  6. I Am Not Madame Bovary – China
  7. Wild Mouse – Austria
  8. Ana, Mon Amor – Romania
  9. On Body and Soul – Hungary
  10. Zama – Spain

 

Best Cinematography

  1. Blade Runner 2049
  2. Dunkirk
  3. Darkest Hour
  4. Wonderstruck
  5. Detroit
  6. Mother!
  7. The Current War
  8. Mudbound
  9. Call Me By Your Name
  10. The Mountain Between Us

 

Best Costume Design

  1. The Greatest Showman
  2. Phantom Thread
  3. Victoria and Abdul
  4. Darkest Hour
  5. Wonderstruck
  6. Murder on the Orient Express
  7. The Current War
  8. The Beguiled
  9. Beauty and the Beast
  10. Mudbound

 

Best Film Editing

  1. Dunkirk
  2. Darkest Hour
  3. Blade Runner 2049
  4. Detroit
  5. Phantom Thread
  6. Wonderstruck
  7. The Post
  8. Get Out
  9. Downsizing
  10. Suburbicon

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  1. Darkest Hour
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  3. Loga
  4. The Greatest Showman
  5. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  6. Murder on the Orient Express

 

Best Production Design

  1. The Current War
  2. Darkest Hour
  3. The Greatest Showman
  4. Blade Runner 2049
  5. Wonderstruck
  6. Beauty and the Beast
  7. Murder on the Orient Express
  8. Dunkirk
  9. Phantom Thread
  10. The Beguiled

 

Best Sound Editing

  1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  2. Blade Runner 2049
  3. Dunkirk
  4. Detroit
  5. The Greatest Showman
  6. Alien: Covenant
  7. War for the Planet of the Apes
  8. Annihilation
  9. Transformers: The Last Knight
  10. Beauty and the Beast

 

Best Sound Mixing

  1. The Greatest Showman
  2. Blade Runner 2049
  3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  4. Dunkirk
  5. Detroit
  6. Beauty and the Beast
  7. Transformers: The Last Knight
  8. War for the Planet of the Apes
  9. The Current War
  10. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

 

Best Visual Effects

  1. War for the Planet of the Apes
  2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol.
  4. Blade Runner 2049
  5. Spiderman: Homecoming
  6. Dunkirk
  7. Transformers: The Last Knight
  8. Wonder Woman
  9. Kong: Skull Island
  10. Alien: Covenant

 

Best Original Score

  1. Darkest Hour
  2. Dunkirk
  3. The Shape of Water
  4. Wonderstruck
  5. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  6. Blade Runner 2049
  7. Murder on the Orient Express
  8. Phantom Thread
  9. The Greatest Showman
  10. Suburbicon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Early June Oscar Prediction

Late September Oscar Preidctions

Now that the Toronto International Film Festival has selected it’s Audience Choice Winner, La La Land has shot to the top of most charts and is looking like out first official front runner for Best Picture. Among the other categories, changes are being made. The Foreign Language category is beginning to take shape, with Germany looking to take it’s third win in the category. Predictions in all categories are listed below. Be sure to let me know what you think

Best Picture:

  1. La La Land
  2. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  3. Fences
  4. Loving
  5. Manchester by the Sea
  6. Silence
  7. The Birth of a Nation
  8. Moonlight
  9. Arrival
  10. Nocturnal Animals

Best Director:

  1. Damien Chazelle – La La Land
  2. Ang Lee – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  3. Jeff Nichols – Loving
  4. Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
  5. Martin Scorsese – Silence

Best Actor in a Lead Role:

  1. Denzel Washington – Fences
  2. Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
  3. Joel Edgerton – Loving
  4. Ryan Gosling – La La Land
  5. Jake Gyllenhaal – Nocturnal Animals

Best Actress in a Lead Role:

  1. Emma Stone – La La Land
  2. Viola Davis – Fences
  3. Ruth Negga – Loving
  4. Natalie Portman – Jackie
  5. Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

  1. Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals
  2. Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
  3. Steve Martin – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  4. Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
  5. Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

  1. Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
  2. Naomie Harris – Moonlight
  3. Kristen Stewart – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  4. Felicity Jones – A Monster Calls
  5. Margo Martindale – The Hollers

Best Original Screenplay:

  1. Loving
  2. Manchester by the Sea
  3. La La Land
  4. 20th Century Women
  5. The Birth of a Nation

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  1. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  2. Fences
  3. Arrival
  4. Silence
  5. Nocturnal Animals

Best Animated Feature Film:

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

Best Foreign Language Film

  1. Toni Erdmann – Germany
  2. The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki – Finland
  3. Neruda – Chile
  4. Elle – France
  5. Death in Sarajevo – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Best Cinematography

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

Best Costume Design

  1. Florence Foster Jenkins
  2. Love and Friendship
  3. Fences
  4. Silence
  5. Alice Through the Looking Glass

Best Film Editing

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

Best Makeup and Hair

  1. Florence Foster Jenkins
  2. Star Trek Beyond
  3. Silence

Best Production Design

  1. Silence
  2. Love and Friendship
  3. Florence Foster Jenkins
  4. The Birth of a Nation
  5. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Best Sound Editing

  1. La La Land
  2. Arrival
  3. Rogue One
  4. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  5. The Jungle Book

Best Sound Mixing

  1. La La Land
  2. Rogue One
  3. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  4. Passengers
  5. The Jungle Book

Best Visual Effects

  1. Rogue One
  2. The Jungle Book
  3. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  4. Doctor Strange
  5. Star Trek Beyond

Best Original Score

  1. Arrival
  2. Finding Dory
  3. The Light Between Oceans
  4. Rogue One
  5. Hidden Figures

Best Original Song:

  1. “We Know the Way” – Moana
  2. “City of Stars” – La La Land
  3. “Audition” – La La Land
  4. “Victory” – Hidden Figures
  5. “Back to Life” – Queen of Katwe

 

Late September Oscar Preidctions

Mid September Predictions

It is mid September and the fall box office season is underway. The Toronto Film Festival will be going for a another week, while Venice just wrapped up, with the Golden Lion going to The Woman Who Left from the Philippines. Soon the contenders for the Oscars will be released on to cinemas and we’ll see for ourselves who is going to win. Take a look at who’s up for an Oscar!

Best Picture:

  1. Fences
  2. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  3. La La Land
  4. Manchester by the Sea
  5. Loving
  6. Silence
  7. The Birth of a Nation
  8. Moonlight
  9. Arrival
  10. 20th Century Women

Best Director:

  1. Jeff Nichols – Loving
  2. Ang Lee – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  3. Damien Chazelle – La La Land
  4. Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
  5. Martin Scorsese – Silence

Best Actor in a Lead Role:

  1. Denzel Washington – Fences
  2. Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
  3. Joel Edgerton – Loving
  4. Ryan Gosling – La La Land
  5. Joe Alwyn – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Best Actress in a Lead Role:

  1. Viola Davis – Fences
  2. Ruth Negga – Loving
  3. Emma Stone – La La Land
  4. Amy Adams – Arrival
  5. Jessica Chastain – Miss Sloan

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

  1. Steve Martin – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  2. Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
  3. Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
  4. Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
  5. Liam Neeson – Silence

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

  1. Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
  2. Kristen Stewart – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  3. Naomie Harris – Moonlight
  4. Greta Gerwig – 20th Century Women
  5. Dakota Fanning – American Pastoral

Best Original Screenplay:

  1. Loving
  2. Manchester by the Sea
  3. La La Land
  4. 20th Century Women
  5. The Birth of a Nation

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  1. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  2. Fences
  3. Arrival
  4. Silence
  5. Moonlight

Best Animated Feature Film:

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

Best Foreign Language Film

  1. Toni Erdmann – Germany
  2. From Afar – Venezuela
  3. The Salesman – Iran
  4. Ma’Rosa – The Philippines
  5. The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki – Finland

Best Cinematography

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

Best Costume Design

  1. Florence Foster Jenkins
  2. Fences
  3. Love and Friendship
  4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  5. Silence

Best Film Editing

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

Best Makeup and Hair

  1. Florence Foster Jenkins
  2. Star Trek Beyond
  3. Suicide Squad

Best Production Design

  1. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  2. La La Land
  3. Arrival
  4. Passengers
  5. The Birth of a Nation

Best Sound Editing

  1. La La Land
  2. Arrival
  3. Rogue One
  4. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  5. The Jungle Book

Best Sound Mixing

  1. La La Land
  2. Rogue One
  3. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  4. Passengers
  5. The Jungle Book

Best Visual Effects

  1. Rogue One
  2. The Jungle Book
  3. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  4. Doctor Strange
  5. Star Trek Beyond

Best Original Score

  1. Arrival
  2. Finding Dory
  3. The Light Between Oceans
  4. Rogue One
  5. Hidden Figures

Best Original Song:

  1. “City of Stars” – La La Land
  2. “We Know the Way” – Moana
  3. “Up” – Sing Street
  4. “Back to Life” – Queen of Katwe
  5. “Victory” – Hidden Figures
Mid September Predictions

Top 5 Films of Summer 2016

It is now September and the fall season has begun, with the film festivals in Venice underway and Toronto just days away. So now is a good time to take a look back on what the best films of the summer were, and which films have the best chance at claiming Oscar Gold.

 

#5 The Conjuring 2

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What was surprising about the Conjuring 2 was this is was good, which is saying a lot of a A) a horror movie, and B) a squeal. The first Conjuring film was scary and thrilling, but it’s successor was downright terrifying. Keeping the same basic concept from the first film of the husband and wife team of Ed and Loraine Warren, played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. This time, they fly to England to investigate the possession of a young girl by a creepy old man who died in her home. The result of this was a terrifying and unexpected movie that left audiences screaming and begging for more at the same time.

#4 Star Trek Beyond

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The third installment in the new Star Trek film series Star Trek Beyond lived up to all the other films in the franchise, in my opinion at least. The scene in which the Starship Enterprise was attacked and crashed on the alien planet was epic and unexpected to say the least. The following events were equally epic, which the perfect amount of comedy injected to keep the plot light and fun. The final battle between Captain Kurk and Krall (In an effort by Idris Elba to be in every movie of 2016) was the crowning event of this action pack movie.

#3 Florence Foster Jenkins

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One thing that will always happen is Meryl Streep will always give a fantastic performance in every project she takes on. Along with her Hugh Grant and Simon Helburg also give outstanding performances in this Stephen Frears led project. Foster’s desire to be a professional singer while her family and friends hide the truth of her lack of singing ability, leads to a surprisingly sweet and tender film about love and following your dreams.

#2 Finding Dory

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It should come as no surprise that Pixar made it onto this list. The highly anticipated follow up to one of Pixar’s more beloved films Finding Nemo followed the most favorite and loved fish forgetful fish, Dory. The reason Finding Dory is not number 1 is probably because of the insanely high expectations that audiences had for the Finding Nemo follow up. To be fair, Pixar has given us the most well made and well written squeal films ever (Toy Story 2 and 3). But Finding Dory did live up to expectations, with Dory having the same amount of fun and heart as she did in the first film, and giving the audience the backs story of how Dory became lost in the first place (while also giving us the most adorable baby fish ever seen). And of course, a brand new cast of off beat characters, from the lovable grump septapus Hank to the harbor seals to the crazy bird Becky. What Pixar did best with this film was giving audiences the answer to the question “Why is Dory so forgetful?”.

#1 Kubo and the Two Strings

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Laika Studios is building a reputation similar to Pixar, in that they are constantly producing top quality animated films. While their last film, The Boxtrolls, might have stumbles a little, Laika came back on top with Kubo and the Two Strings. Kubo blended together traditional story telling and stop motion animation with modern technology to create a visual treat for the eyes. It did come as a surprise to me that the story was not an adaptation of a myth of folk story, but a completely original story. This movie creates a beautiful blend of magic, music, visual and an epic quest  that puts it on par with their animation rivals Disney and Pixar.

 

Top 5 Films of Summer 2016

Late August Oscar Predictions

 

The summer season is just about over. After a lack lust August, the fall film festival season in Venice and Toronto is in a good place to revive the Oscar season, with the majority of contenders being released between October and December. Until then, here are my predictions:

Best Picture:

  1. La La Land
  2. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  3. Fences
  4. Silence
  5. Arrival
  6. Loving
  7. Manchester by the Sea
  8. Moonlight
  9. 20th Century Women
  10. Lion

Best Director:

  1. Ang Lee – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  2. Martin Scorsese – Silence
  3. Damien Chazelle – La La Land
  4. Denis Villeneuve – Arrival
  5. Denzel Washington – Fences

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. Bryan Cranston – Wakefield

Best Actress in a Lead Role:

  1. Viola Davis – Fences
  2. Emma Stone – La La Land
  3. Ruth Negga – Loving
  4. Amy Adams – Arrival
  5. Annette Bening – 20th Century Women

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

  1. Liam Neeson – Silence
  2. Steve Martin – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  3. Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
  4. Adam Driver – Silence
  5. J.K. Simmons – La La Land

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

  1. Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
  2. Kristen Stewart – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  3. Naomie Harris – Moonlight
  4. Nicole Kidman – Lion
  5. Greta Gerwig – 20th Century Women

Best Original Screenplay:

  1. La La Land
  2. Moonlight
  3. Loving
  4. 20th Century Women
  5. Passengers

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  1. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  2. Fences
  3. Silence
  4. Arrival
  5. Lion

Best Animated Feature Film:

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

Best Foreign Language Film

  1. The Salesman – Iran
  2. Between Land and Sea – Colombia
  3. Aloys – Sweden
  4. Toni Erdmann – Germany
  5. The Lure – Poland

Best Cinematography

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

Best Costume Design

  1. Silence
  2. Fences
  3. La La Land
  4. Love and Friendship
  5. The Birth of a Nation

Best Film Editing

  1. La La Land
  2. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  3. Silence
  4. Arrival
  5. The Birth of a Nation

Best Makeup and Hair

  1. Florence Foster Jenkins
  2. Star Trek Beyond
  3. Silence

Best Production Design

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

Best Sound Editing

  1. Rogue One
  2. Jason Bourne
  3. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  5. Passengers

Best Sound Mixing

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

Best Visual Effects

  1. Rogue One
  2. Star Trek Beyond
  3. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  4. Warcraft
  5. The Jungle Book

Best Original Score

  1. Finding Dory
  2. Arrival
  3. Moana
  4. Silence
  5. Kubo and the Two Strings

Best Original Song:

  1. “City of Stars” – La La Land
  2. “Up” – Sing Street
  3. “Nobody Knows (How to Say Goodbye)” – Pete’s Dragon
  4. “The Great Beyond” – Sausage Party
  5. “Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Trolls

 

Late August Oscar Predictions

Mid August, Mid Olympics Oscar Predictions

The eyes of the world are, naturally, not on the Oscars right now, since the Olympics are going in down in Rio de Janeiro (GO USA!). But that is no reason to stop making predictions for the Oscars, which as a little over 6 months away. At the end of this month will be the beginning of the second Film Festival Season of the year with the Venice Film Festival in Italy, followed by Toronto and Telluride soon after, which means in about a month, we’ll start to know who’s going to be the winners in some categories. For, things are heating up. New contenders are emerging and old ones are starting to fade.So with that, these are my predictions for mid August.

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Best Picture:

  1. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  2. Silence
  3. The Birth of a Nation
  4. La La Lan
  5. Manchester by the Sea
  6. Fences
  7. Arrival
  8. Loving
  9. Passengers

Best Director:

  1. Ang Lee – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  2. Martin Scorsese – Silence
  3. Nate Parker – The Birth of a Nation
  4. Damien Chazelle – La La Land
  5. Denis Villeneuve – Arrival

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. Nate Parker – The Birth of a Nation

Best Actress in a Lead Role:

  1. Viola Davis – Fences
  2. Emma Stone – La La Land
  3. Jessica Chastain – Miss Sloan
  4. Ruth Negga – Loving
  5. Amy Adams – Arrival

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

  1. Liam Neeson – Silence
  2. Steve Martin – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  3. Armie Hammer – The Birth of a Nation
  4. Steven Henderson – Fences
  5. Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

  1. Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
  2. Kristen Stewart – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  3. Aja Naomi King – The Birth of a Nation
  4. Nicole Kidman – Lion
  5. Naomie Harris – Moonlight

Best Original Screenplay:

  1. Loving
  2. Manchester by the Sea
  3. The Birth of a Nation
  4. Miss Sloane
  5. Passengers

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  1. Billy Lynn
  2. Fences
  3. Silence
  4. Arrival
  5. HHhH

Best Animated Feature Film:

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

Best Foreign Language Film

  1. The Salesman – Iran
  2. Between Land and Sea – Colombia
  3. Aloys – Sweden
  4. Toni Erdmann – Germany
  5. The Lure – Poland

Best Cinematography

  1. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  2. Silence
  3. La La Land
  4. Lion
  5. Jason Bourne

Best Costume Design

  1. Silence
  2. Fences
  3. La La Land
  4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  5. Love and Friendship

Best Film Editing

  1. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  2. Silence
  3. The Birth of a Nation
  4. Rogue One
  5. Jason Bourne

Best Makeup and Hair

  1. Star Trek Beyond
  2. Suicide Squad
  3. Doctor Strange

Best Production Design

  1. Silence
  2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  3. La La Land
  4. Fences
  5. Rogue One

Best Sound Editing

  1. Rogue One
  2. Jason Bourne
  3. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  5. Passengers

Best Sound Mixing

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

Best Visual Effects

  1. Rogue One
  2. Star Trek Beyond
  3. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  4. Suicide Squad
  5. Warcraft

Best Original Score

  1. Finding Dory
  2. Rogue One
  3. Arrival
  4. Moana
  5. The Light Between Oceans

Best Original Song:

  1. “Up” – Sing Street
  2. “City of Stars” – La La Land
  3. “Nobody Knows (How to Say Goodbye)” – Pete’s Dragon
  4. “The Great Beyond” – Sausage Party
  5. “Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Trolls
Mid August, Mid Olympics Oscar Predictions

Mid July Oscar Predictions

While the Emmy Awards nominees were announced earlier this week, I have not had time to compare my predictions to the official nominees yet, so those results will be published later. But for now, it is time for the Mid July Oscar predictions. At this point, changes are going to happen about once a week. That means soon, if you blink, you might miss something.

 

Best Picture:

  1. Silence
  2. Fences
  3. Loving
  4. The Birth of a Nation
  5. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  6. La La Land
  7. Manchester by the Sea
  8. Wilson

 

Best Director:

  1. Martin Scorsese – Silence
  2. Nate Parker – The Birth of a Nation
  3. Jeff Nichols – Loving
  4. Ang Lee – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  5. Damien Chazelle – La La Land

 

Best Actor in a Lead Role:

  1. Denzel Washington – Fences
  2. Joel Edgerton – Loving
  3. Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
  4. Woody Harrelson – Wilson
  5. Ryan Gosling – La La Land

 

Best Actress in a Lead Role:

  1. Viola Davis – Fences
  2. Ruth Negga – Loving
  3. Emma Stone – La La Land
  4. Amy Adams – Arrival
  5. Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

  1. Adam Driver – Silence
  2. Liam Neeson – Silence
  3. Oscar Isaac – The Promise
  4. Steve Martin – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  5. Armie Hammer – The Birth of a Nation

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

  1. Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
  2. Laura Dern – Wilson  
  3. Kristen Stewart – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  4. Aja Naomi King – The Birth of a Nation
  5. Margot Robbie – Suicide Squad

 

Best Original Screenplay:

  1. Loving
  2. Manchester by the Sea
  3. La La Land
  4. The Birth of a Nation
  5. The Lobster

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  1. Silence
  2. Fences
  3. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  4. Wilson
  5. Finding Dory

 

Best Animated Feature Film:

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

 

Best Foreign Language Film

  1. The Salesman – Iran
  2. Between Land and Sea – Colombia
  3. Aloys – Sweden
  4. Toni Erdmann – Germany
  5. It’s Only the End of the World – Canada

 

Best Cinematography

  1. Silence
  2. The Birth of a Nation
  3. La La Land
  4. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  5. Loving

 

Best Costume Design

  1. Tulip Fever
  2. Love and Friendship
  3. Silence
  4. How to Talk to Girls at Parties
  5. Alice Through the Looking Glass

 

Best Film Editing

  1. Silence
  2. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  3. The Birth of a Nation
  4. La La Land
  5. The Light Between Oceans

 

Best Makeup and Hair

  1. Suicide Squad
  2. Doctor Strange
  3. Alice Through the Looking Glass

 

Best Production Design

  1. Silence
  2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  3. La La Land
  4. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  5. The BFG

Best Sound Editing

  1. Rogue One
  2. Jason Bourne
  3. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  5. Silence

 

Best Sound Mixing

  1. Rogue One
  2. La La Land
  3. The Jungle Book
  4. War Machine
  5. The BFG

 

Best Visual Editing

  1. Rogue One
  2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  3. Suicide Squad
  4. Warcraft
  5. A Monster Calls

 

Best Original Score

  1. Finding Dory (Thomas Newman)
  2. The BFG (John Williams)
  3. Rogue One (Alexandre Desplat )
  4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (James Newton Howard)
  5. A Monster Calls (Fernando Valazquez)

 

Best Original Song:

  1. “Up” – Sing Street
  2. “Drive it Like You Stole It” – Sing Street
  3. “Brown Shoes” – Sing Street
  4. “Nobody Knows (How to Say Goodbye)” – Pete’s Dragon
  5. “I’m Crying” – Free State of Jones

 

Mid July Oscar Predictions