First Pass at 2017 Oscar Predictions

Awards season has barely started, but Oscar contenders are starting to come together based on Film Festival screenings and word of mouth. Billy Lynn’s Long Half Time Walk has dropped out based on review from the New York Film Festival. Ang Lee may still get a directing nomination because its Ang Lee. Silence is still on the list although it hasn’t been seen. This list will change many times between now and February.

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Best Picture
La La Land
Manchester By The Sea
Fences
Silence
Sully
Lion
Loving
Jackie
Arrival
Moonlight

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Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester By the Sea
Tom Hanks, Sully
Denzel Washington, Fences
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Silence
Dev Patel, Lion

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Best Actress
Emma Stone, La La Land
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Annette Benning, 20th Century Women
Amy Adams, Arrival
Ruth Negga, Loving
Isabelle Huppert, Ellie
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane

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Best Supporting Actor 

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Lucas Hedges, Manchester By the Sea
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Liam Neeson, Silence
Ben Foster, Hell or High Water
Stephen Mckinley Henderson, Fences
Timothy Spaal, Denial

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Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, “Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, “Lion
Michelle Williams, “Manchester By the Sea
Greta Gerwig, “20th Century Women”
Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures
Felicity Jones “A Monster Calls
Molly Shannon, Other People
Lupita Nyong’o, Queen of Katwe
Helen Mirren, Eye in the Sky

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Best Director
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By the Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Denzel Washington, Fences
Pablo Larrain, Jackie
Martin Scorsese, Silence
Ang Lee, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Clint Eastwood, Sully
Jeff Nichols, Loving

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Best Foreign Language Film
Neruda
Toni Erdmann
Elle
The Salesman
Under the Shadow
Fire At Sea
The Age of Shadows
From Afar
Land of Mine
Julieta

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Best Animated Film
Zootopia
Finding Dory
Kubo and the Two Strings
The Red Turtle
Moana
Sing

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Best Documentary Feature
The 13th
OJ: Made in America
Weiner
Gleason
Amanda Knox
Cameraperson
Lo and Behold
Before the Flood
Zero Days
Jim: The James Foley Story

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