Oscar Nomination Picks (2016 Films)

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This year’s Oscar (a.k.a. Academy Award) nominations will celebrate filmmaking and cover several genres including westerns, sci-fi, musicals and war. These nominations (my picks in the major categories below) will be announced Tuesday morning at approximately 8:18 a.m. EST. The Oscars will be held on February 26, 2017.

Picture
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

This category can range from five to ten nominees with nine being the typically total in recent years.

Director
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Garth Davis, Lion
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Denzel Washington, Fences

Wildcards: Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge, Martin Scorsese, Silence or Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Best Actress
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Wildcards: Ruth Negga, Loving or Amy Adams, Arrival

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Wildcards: Joel Edgerton, Loving or Tom Hanks, Sully

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Wildcard: Greta Gerwig, 20th Century Women

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Liam Neeson, Silence

Wildcards: Aaron Taylor-Johnson or Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals or Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

Adapted Screenplay
Moonlight
Arrival
Fences
Lion
Nocturnal Animals

Wildcards: Hidden Figures or Silence

Original Screenplay
Manchester by the Sea
La La Land
Hell or High Water
The Lobster
Jackie

Wildcards: Captain Fantastic, 20th Century Women or Zootopia

Cinematography
La La Land
Moonlight
Silence
Arrival
Jackie

Wildcards: Hacksaw Ridge, Lion or Nocturnal Animals

Costume Design
Jackie
La La Land
Florence Foster Jenkins
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Silence

Wildcards: Allied, Hidden Figures or Love and Friendship

Film Editing
La La Land
Moonlight
Hacksaw Ridge
Arrival
Manchester by the Sea

Wildcards: Silence or Jackie

Makeup and Hairstyling
Florence Foster Jenkins
Deadpool
Star Trek Beyond

Wildcards: A Man Called Ove or Hail, Caesar!

Production Design
La La Land
Jackie
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Silence
Arrival

Wildcards: The Jungle Book or Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Score
La La Land
Jackie
Moonlight
Lion
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Wildcards: The BFG, The Jungle Book or Florence Foster Jenkins

Song
“City of Stars,” La La Land
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” La La Land
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
“Drive It Like You Stole It,” Sing Street

Wildcards: “Runnin’,” Hidden Figures or “Letter to the Free,” 13th

Sound Editing
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Arrival
The Jungle Book
Silence

Wildcards: Deepwater Horizon or Sully

Sound Mixing
La La Land
Hacksaw Ridge
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Arrival
The Jungle Book

Wildcards: Silence, Sully or Deepwater Horizon

Visual Effects
The Jungle Book
Doctor Strange
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Wildcards: Captain America: Civil War, Deepwater Horizon or The BFG

Animated Feature
Zootopia
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
Finding Dory
My Life as a Zucchini

Documentary Feature
O.J.: Made in America
13th
I Am Not Your Negro
Cameraperson
Gleason

Foreign Language Film
Germany, Toni Erdmann, Maren Ade, director;
Iran, The Salesman, Asghar Farhadi, director;
Denmark, Land of Mine, Martin Zandvliet, director;
Sweden, A Man Called Ove, Hannes Holm, director;
Switzerland, My Life as a Zucchini,

I made no picks for animated or live short and best documentary short.

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