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"Must admit to not having seen "20th Century Women" yet. I'm already an Elle Fanning admirer. So I'm looking forward to seeing whether she or Greta Gerwig can shake up my list." - Ken

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89th Oscars. Oscar Contenders of 2016 - For prediction, discussion, entertainment purposes only

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January 17th Predictions

  

Tier 1 - Predicted 5. Looking Like a Settled in Shortlist...

Viola Davis
FENCES
(2 noms)
Dec 25th

First Impression 

Wins
Critics Choice, Globe

Nominations
SAG nom,

The Academy owes her a statue. She won the Tony for this same role when it was designated leading (as it should be). She's amazing as usual as this wife who has had it with being taken for granted.

Michelle Williams
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
(3 noms) 
Nov 18th
Reviewed

Wins
NYFCC, Globe

Nominations
Critics Choice, SAG, Globe

Though she only has a few scenes, she's a knockout as the ex-wife of Casey Affleck's character in this Kenneth Lonergan film about a very sad family of men. Critics have showered her with love.

Naomie Harris

MOONLIGHT
(never nom'd)
Oct 21st 
Reviewed 

Wins
NBR,
Gotham Ensemble,

Nominations Critics Choice SAG,  Globe

She tears into this complicated role of a fierce addict mom and lord knows she's put in her time as an always solid but uncelebrated (up until now) actor. 

Nicole Kidman
LION
(3 noms | 1 win)
Nov 25th
Reviewed

Wins
--

Nominations
Critics ChoiceSAG ,  Globe

 

She breaks your heart as the adoptive mother of Dev Patel before he leaves home to search for his birth parents. What's more she nails a big monologue scene and the movie is picking up steam

Octavia Spencer
HIDDEN FIGURES
(1 nom | 1 win)
Dec 25th

Wins
NBR Ensemble prize 

Nominations SAG,  Globe

The film is a breakout hit and her warmth and good humor is part of the reason why. She couldn't be any more endearing in the film and gets one of its sharpest moments opposite Kirsten Dunst.

 

 

Tier 2 - Potential Spoilers

Greta Gerwig
20th CENTURY WOMEN (never nom'd)
Dec 25th
Reviewed

Wins
--

Nominations
Critics Choice

She's amazing, funny, and moving as a photographer with cancer in this wonderful film about women in the 1970s. Bonus Points: Jackie

Janelle Monae
HIDDEN FIGURES
(never nominated)
Dec 25th

Wins
NBR Ensemble prize

Nominations
Critics Choice

If they're feeling frisky and want this musician turned actor in the mix for her breakout acting year (she's also good in Moonlight) she could certainly surprise on nomination morning.

Lily Gladstone
CERTAIN WOMEN
(never nominated)
October 14th

Wins
LAFCA

Nominations
 Spirit

 Everyone who sees this indie loves her work. But will enough of them see a slow indie in their stack of screeners? The LAFCA win might help.

 Molly Shannon
OTHER PEOPLE
(never nominated)
Sept 9th
Reviewed 

Wins
--

Nominations
Spirit

She won fine reviews for a lovely film which has devout fans, if small amounts of them but the campaign never seemed to take off. Will the film's easy availability on Netflix help at the last minute?

Felicity Jones
A MONSTER CALLS
(1 nomination)
Dec  23rd
Reviewed 

Prizes
tba 

 She's got that ghostly emotional pull as a woman dying of cancer in this fable. But the film lost nearly all of its buzz with its strange move from the fall to the last second of the year

 

Tier 3 -Vote Siphoning From...

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Miss Sloane
Tilda Swinton
- Doctor Strange Critics Choice (Action) Nom
Helen Mirren - Eye in the Sky
Lupita Nyong'o
- Queen of Katwe
Rachel Weisz -
Light btwn Oceans
Elle Fanning - 20th Century Women
Paulina Garcia - Little Men Spirit Nom
Nina Arianda - Florence Foster Jenkins
Kate Dickie - The Witch
Riley Keough - American Honey Spirit Nom