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Visual Effects Oscar Semi-Finals 

"All I know is that if I had worked on A Monster Calls, I'd be pretty pissed that I didn't get in but Sully did." -The Jack


Maria Schrader (Stefan Zweig...)
Boo Junfeng (The Apprentice
Gianfranco Rosi (Fire At Sea)
Chris Kelly (Other People)
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89th Oscars. Oscar Contenders of 2016 - For prediction, discussion, entertainment purposes only

 discuss on the blog




Tier 1 - Predicted 5

Jóhann Jóhannsson
(2 noms)

Critics Choice Nom

John Williams
(50 noms | 5 wins)

La La Land
Justin Hurwitz
(never nom'ed)

Critics Choice Nom

Opetaia Foa'i
Mark Mancina
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(never nom'ed)
Thomas Newman (13 nominations)


Tier 2 - Also Could Be Strong

Florence Foster Jenkins

Alexandre Desplat (8 noms | 1 win)
The Jungle Book
John Debney
(1 nom)

Volker Bertlemann & Dustin O'Halloran
(never nominated)

Critics Choice Nom

Light Between Oceans
Alexandre Desplat
(8 noms | 1 win)
Michael Giacchino (2 noms | 1 win)
Tier 3 Longer Shots
The Birth of a Nation Henry Jackman
Moonlight Nicolas Britell Critics Choice Nom
Nocturnal Animals Abel Korzeniowki
The Founder Carter Burwell
Doctor Strange Michael Giacchino
Fences (Marcelo Zavros - never nominated)
Loving (David Wingo)
Girl on the Train Danny Elfman
Allied Alan Silvestri
Fantastic Beasts and... James Newton Howard
The Witch
Mark Korven
High Rise Clint Mansell
The handmaiden Jo Yeong-wook
Hell or High Water Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
The Legend of Tarzan Rupert Gregson-Williams

Mica Levy
(never nominated)

Critics Choice Nom

Albert Iglesias
(3 nominations)




Tier 1 - Predicted 5
wild guesswork as we won't even know which movies have originals for quite some time

La La Land
"Audition (The Fools Who Dream)"


Critics Choice Nom

La La Land
"City of Stars"


Critics Choice Nom

 Rules Don't Apply
"Rules Don't Apply"


Critics Choice Nom

Sing Street
"Drive it Like You Stole It"

Critics Choice Nom

"How Far I'll Go"


Critics Choice Nom

Tier 2 - Also Getting Attention
Queen of Katwe
"Back to Life"
Hidden Figures
"I See Victory"
Eagle Huntress
"Angel by the Wings" by Sia
"Try Everything"
"You're Welcome" 
Tier 3 - Longer Shots
La La Land - "" -by John Legend
La La Land  (various other songs)
Legend of Tarzan "Better Love" - by Hozier
Sing Street (various other songs)
Hail Caesar "No Dames" 
Jim - the James Foley Story "" - by Sting 
Audrie & Daisy "Flicker"

"Cant Fight This Feeling" by Justin Timberlake

Critics Choice Nom




Tier 1 - Predicted 5

La La Land Jungle Book Arrival Sully Hell or High Water
Tier 2 - Also Could Be Strong
Rogue One Silence Passengers Captain America: Civil War


Other Titles of Interest

Live By Night, Birth of a Nation, Jackie, Allied, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Gold, Hidden Figures, Hail Caesar, The Legend of Tarzan, Sing Street, Assassin's Creed, Doctor Strange, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Girl on the Train, The Handmaiden, The Witch, Hail Caesar, and Zootopia



Tier 1 - Predicted 5

Jungle Book Arrival Sully Rogue One


Tier 2 - Also Could Be Strong

Silence Captain America: Civil War Live By Night Doctor Strange La La Land


Other Titles of Interest...

Hell or High Water, Birth of a Nation, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Gold, Assassin's Creed, The BFG, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Girl on the Train, The Legend of Tarzan, The Witch, Moana, and Zootopia