Predicting the 89th Academy Award Nominees

Best Picture:

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea


Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water




Hidden Figure

Upsets: Lion, Deadpool

Best Actor:

Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

Ryan Gosling (La La Land)

Denzel Washington (Fences)

Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)

Joel Edgerton (Loving)

Upsets: Viggo Mortenson, Tom Hanks

Best Actress:

Emma Stone (La La Land)

Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Isabelle Huppert (Elle)

Amy Adams (Arrival)

Ruth Negga (Loving)

Best Director

Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)

Dennis Villeneuve (Arrival)

Denzel Washington (Fences)

Supporting Actor:

Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”)

Jeff Bridges (“Hell or High Water”)

Lucas Hedges (“Manchester by the Sea”)

Dev Patel (“Lion”)

Aaron-Taylor Johnson (“Nocturnal Animals”

Upsets: Hugh Grant (“Florence Foster Jenkins”), Kevin Costner (“Hidden Figures”)

Supporting Actress:

Viola Davis (“Fences”)

Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”)

Nicole Kidman (“Lion”)

Octavia Spencer (“Hidden Figures”)

Michelle Williams (“Manchester By the Sea”)

Upsets: Greta Gerwig (“20th Century Women”)

Animated Feature

“Kubo and the Two Strings” (Laika/Focus Features)

“Moana” (Disney)

“The Red Turtle” (Studio Ghibli/Sony Pictures Classics)

“Zootopia” (Disney)

“Sing” (Illumination/Universal)

Upsets: “Finding Dory” (Pixar/Disney), “Trolls” (DreamWorks/Fox)

Best Documentary:

“13th” (Ava DuVernay)

“Life, Animated” (Roger Ross Williams)

“OJ: Made in America” (Ezra Edelman)

“The Ivory Game” (Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani)

“Zero Days” (Alex Gibney)

Upsets: “Cameraperson” (Kirsten Johnson), “Gleason” (Clay Tweel)

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