My Predictions For The 90th Academy Award Nominations (AWARDS 2017)

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For the Oscar nerds out there, here are my predictions of who and what the Academy will nominate on Tuesday morning for their 90th Annual Awards – in all categories but three (Live Action Short, Animated Short, and Documentary Short).

For the Best Picture category, the Academy rules state that there can be “up to 10” nominees, but 10 are not guaranteed. I’m going to guess 10 anyway, just to cover the bases.

The nomination announcements will be begin Tuesday morning, January 23, at 8:20 AM EST / 7:20 AM CST / 5:20 AM PT.  They will stream live on the official Oscars websiteYouTubeTwitter and Facebook, and in part on ABC’s Good Morning America.

The total guesses are 108 nominations across 21 categories.

UPDATE: Final Tally
I got 86 correct out of 108, and 22 incorrect. I went 5-for-5 in six categories (Actress, Supporting Actor, Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, and Sound Editing) and 4-for-5 in seven other categories.

The predicted leading contenders are:

The Shape of Water – 14
Dunkirk – 8
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – 7
Lady Bird – 5
Darkest Hour – 5
Get Out – 4
Call Me By Your Name – 4
The Post – 4

My Predictions for
the 90th Academy Award Nominations

BEST PICTURE

Call Me By Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Florida Project
Get Out
– I, Tonya

Lady Bird
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST DIRECTOR
– Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
– Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
– Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
– Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
– Jordan Peele, Get Out

BEST ACTOR
– Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
– James Franco, The Disaster Artist
– Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
– Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
– Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

BEST ACTRESS
– Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
– Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
– Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
– Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
– Meryl Streep, The Post

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
– Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
– Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
– Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
– Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
– Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
– Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
– Allison Janney, I, Tonya
– Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
– Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor
Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig
The Post, Liz Hannah and Josh Singer
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh
Get Out, Jordan Peele

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Call Me By Your Name, James Ivory
– The Disaster Artist, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
Mudbound, Dee Rees and Virgil Williams
Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin
Wonder, Jack Thorne, Steve Conrad, Stephen Chbosky

BEST ANIMATED FILM
The Boss Baby
– The Breadwinner
Coco
The LEGO Batman Movie
Loving Vincent

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
– BPM (Beats Per Minute)
– A Fantastic Woman
– In the Fade
– Loveless
– The Square

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
City of Ghosts
Faces Places
Icarus
Jane

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat
Phantom Thread, Jonny Greenwood
Darkest Hour, Dario Marianelli
The Post, John Williams
Dunkirk, Hans Zimmer

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
– “Evermore” – Beauty and the Beast
– “Mystery of Love” – Call Me By Your Name
– “Remember Me” – Coco
– “Stand Up for Something” – Marshall
– “This Is Me” – The Greatest Showman

BEST FILM EDITING
Baby Driver, Paul Machliss, Jonathan Amos
Dunkirk, Lee Smith
I, Tonya, Tatiana S. Riegel
The Shape of Water, Sidney Wolinsky
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Jon Gregory

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Blade Runner 2049, Roger Deakins
Darkest Hour, Bruno Delbonnel
Dunkirk, Hoyte van Hoytema
The Shape of Water, Dan Laustsen
Mudbound, Rachel Morrison

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Shape of Water, Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin
Murder on the Orient Express, Jim Clay, Rebecca Alleway
Beauty and the Beast, Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
Blade Runner 2049, Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola
Phantom Thread, Mark Tildesley, Véronique Melery

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Beauty and the Beast, Jacqueline Durran
The Greatest Showman, Ellen Mirojnick
Murder on the Orient Express, Alexandra Byrne
Phantom Thread, Mark Bridges
The Shape of Water, Luis Sequeira

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Darkest Hour
I, Tonya
Wonder

BEST SOUND MIXING
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

BEST SOUND EFFECTS EDITING
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

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