Official 2016 Oscar Predictions

With the Oscar nomination announcement set for tomorrow morning, the time for speculation is over. Its time to put our cards on the table and see how good our predicting skills are. This has been my first awards season in which I (attempted) to do a weekly article (check out the “Oscars With Josh” series here) and it was interesting to see how everything has fallen into place leading up to the announcement tomorrow.

Without further adieu, let’s get to predicting!

**Categories excluded: Live Action Short, Documentary Short, Animated Short**

BEST PICTURE

  • Arrival
  • Fences
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell or High Water
  • Hidden Figures
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Manchester By The Sea
  • Moonlight

I’ve predicted there will be nine nominees this year. If they go with eight, I’ll say Fences doesn’t make the cut.


BEST DIRECTOR

  • Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
  • Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
  • Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
  • Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
  • Martin Scorsese (Silence)

BEST ACTRESS

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

BEST ACTOR

  • Andrew Garfield (Silence)
  • Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
  • Denzel Washington (Fences)
  • Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
  • Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
  • Naomi Harris (Moonlight)
  • Nicole Kidman (Lion)
  • Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
  • Viola Davis (Fences)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)
  • Dev Patel (Lion)
  • Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins)
  • Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
  • Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • Arrival (Eric Heisserer)
  • Fences (August Wilson)
  • Hidden Figures (Theodore Melfi, Allison Schroeder)
  • Lion (Luke Davies)
  • Moonlight (Barry Jenkins)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross)
  • Hell or High Water (Taylor Sheridan)
  • La La Land (Damien Chazelle)
  • The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos)
  • Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • My Life As A Zucchini
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • The Red Turtle
  • Zootopia

BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • 13th
  • Cameraperson
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • O.J.: Made In America
  • Weiner

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • Land of Mine (Denmark)
  • Toni Erdmann (Germany)
  • A Man Called Ove (Sweeden)
  • Paradise (Russia)
  • The Salesman (Iran)

**Gotta be honest here, I am simply predicting the consensus that was formed over by The Gold Rush Gang at Awardswatch**


 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Arrival
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Moonlight
  • Silence

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • The Dressmaker
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Jackie
  • La La Land

BEST FILM EDITING

  • Arrival
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • Manchester By The Sea
  • Moonlight

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

  • Deadpool
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • A Man Called Ove

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • The BFG (John Williams)
  • Hidden Figures (Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Benjamin Wallfisch)
  • La La Land (Justin Hurwitz)
  • Lion (Dustin O’Halloran)
  • Moonlight (Nicholas Britell)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • “Audition” from La La Land
  • “City of Stars” from La La Land
  • “Faith” from Sing
  • “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana
  • “Runnin'” from Hidden Figures

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • Arrival
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • La La Land
  • Silence

BEST SOUND EDITING

  • Arrival
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Sully

BEST SOUND MIXING

  • Arrival
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Arrival
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Doctor Strange
  • The Jungle Book
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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