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Personal Ballot: Best Supporting Actress

"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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Pablo Larraín (Jackie)
Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane)
Gael García Bernal (Neruda)
Billy Crudup (20th Century Women)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival

 

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Oscar Predictions
FOR THE 89th ACADEMY AWARDS ~ BEST OF 2016
for the 2017 Oscar Ceremony

FINAL PREDICTION COMPLETE
(unless I change my mind on Sunday) 


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BEST PICTURE

FINAL PREDICTIONS

if five then...

LA LA LAND
MANCHESTER
MOONLIGHT
ARRIVAL
HELL OR HIGH...

if 6 or more...
LION
HIDDEN FIGURES
HACKSAW RIDGE
NOCTURNAL
FENCES

BEST DIRECTOR 

FINAL PREDICTIONS

CHAZELLE
La La Land
FORD
Nocturnal Animals
JENKINS
Moonlight
LONERGAN
Manchester
VILLENEUVE
Arrival

BEST ACTOR

FINAL PREDICTIONS

AFFLECK
Manchester
GARFIELD
Hacksaw Ridge
GOSLING
La La Land
MORTENSEN
Captain Fantastic
WASHINGTON
Fences

BEST ACTRESS

FINAL PREDICTIONS

ADAMS
Arrival 
HUPPERT
Elle
PORTMAN
Jackie
STONE
La La Land
STREEP
Florence 

SUPPORTING ACTOR

FINAL PREDICTIONS

ALI
Moonlight
BRIDGES
Hell or High Water
GRANT
Florence Foster
HEDGES
Manchester
PATEL
Lion

SUPPORTING ACTRESS 

FINAL PREDICTIONS

DAVIS
Fences
HARRIS
Moonlight
KIDMAN
Lion
SPENCER
Hidden Figures
WILLIAMS
Manchester

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

FINAL PREDICTIONS

 CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
Ross
HELL OR HIGH WATER
Sheridan
LA LA LAND
Chazelle
THE LOBSTER
Lanthimos & Filippou
MANCHESTER
Lonergan

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

FINAL PREDICTIONS

ARRIVAL
Heisserer
FENCES
Wilson
HIDDEN FIGURES
Melfi & Schroeder
LION
Davies
MOONLIGHT
Jenkins 

CINEMATOGRAPHY  

FINAL PREDICTIONS

ARRIVAL
Young
LA LA LAND
Sandgren
LION
Fraser
MOONLIGHT
Laxton
SILENCE
Prieto

COSTUME DESIGN  

FINAL PREDICTIONS

DRESSMAKER
Boyce & Wilson
FLORENCE
Boyle
HIDDEN FIGURES
Kalfus
JACKIE
Fontaine
LA LA LAND
Zophres

PRODUCTION DESIGN

FINAL PREDICTIONS

FANTASTIC BEASTS
Craig
HANDMAIDEN
ALKS
JACKIE
Rabasse
LA LA LAND
Wasco
NOCTURNAL
Valentino

FILM EDITING

FINAL PREDICTIONS

ARRIVAL
Walker
HACKSAW
Gilbert
HELL OR HIGH...
Roberts
LA LA LAND
Cross
MOONLIGHT
McMillion & Sanders

VISUAL EFFECTS

FINAL PREDICTIONS

ARRIVAL
DOCTOR STRANGE
JUNGLE BOOK
KUBO
ROGUE ONE

MAKEUP & HAIR

FINAL PREDICTIONS

DEADPOOL
FLORENCE FOSTER
STAR TREK BEYOND

FOREIGN FILM

FINAL PREDICTIONS

AUSTRALIA
Tanna
DENMARK
Land of Mine
GERMANY
Toni Erdmann
IRAN
The Salesman
SWEDEN
A Man Called Ove

ORIGINAL SONG

FINAL PREDICTIONS

LA LA LAND
LA LA LAND
MISS SHARON JONES
MOANA
SING STREET

ORIGINAL SCORE

FINAL PREDICTIONS

BFG
Williams
FLORENCE FOSTER
Desplat
KUBO 
Marianelli
LA LA LAND
Hurwitz
LION
Bertlemann, O'Halloran

SOUND MIXING

FINAL PREDICTIONS

ARRIVAL
DEEPWATER
HACKSAW RIDGE
LA LA LAND
SULLY

SOUND EDITING

FINAL PREDICTIONS

ARRIVAL
DEADPOOL
DEEPWATER
HACKSAW
SULLY

ANIMATED FILM

FINAL PREDICTIONS

KUBO
MOANA
MY LIFE AS...
RED TURTLE
ZOOTOPIA

DOC FEATURE

FINAL PREDICTIONS

13th
FIRE AT SEA
I AM NOT...
LIFE ANIMATED
OJ...

DOC SHORT

FINAL PREDICTIONS

EXTREMIS
JOE'S VIOLIN
MUTE'S HOUSE
WATANI
WHITE HELMETS 

SHORTS, LIVE ACTION

FINAL PREDICTIONS

BON VOYAGE
GRAFFITI
NOCTURNE
SILENT NIGHTS
SING 

SHORTS, ANIMATED

FINAL PREDICTIONS

BLIND VAYSHA
HAPPY END
HEAD VANISHES
INNER WORKINGS
PIPER 

 

 

sound off on the Oscar race

Current Predicted Nominee Tally. I'm going to say 9 Best Picture nominees
... with Sully on the outside looking in

13 nominations
LA LA LAND (=)

9 nominations
ARRIVAL (-1)

7 nominations
MOONLIGHT (=) 

6 nominations
LION (+1)

5 nominations
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (+1)
HACKSAW RIDGE (-1)
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (-1) 

4 nominations
FENCES (=)
HELL OR HIGH WATER (-1) 
HIDDEN FIGURES (+1) 

3 nominations
JACKIE (=)
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (+2)
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (+3) 

2 nominations
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (+1)
DEADPOOL (+2)
MOANA (=)
SULLY (+1) 

1 nomination
THE BFG (=)
DOCTOR STRANGE  (=)
THE HANDMAIDEN (=)
THE JUNGLE BOOK (-2)
THE LOBSTER (=)
THE RED TURTLE  (=)
ROGUE ONE (-1)
SILENCE (-1)
SING STREET  (=)
STAR TREK BEYOND  (=)
ZOOTOPIA (-1) 

Shut Out
20TH CENTURY WOMEN
PATRIOT'S DAY
LOVE & FRIENDSHIP
LOVING 
PASSENGERS
RULES DON'T APPLY
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
THE FOUNDER

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