Hey guys! Since everybody else seems to be doing this and I am a fan of regularly conforming to the expectations of society… Oscar predictions! Not only am I guessing which films will win tonight, but I will also be issuing my personal pick for each award, apart from the ones that don’t really matter (*cough cough* makeupandhairstyling *cough cough*). So without further ado, let’s jump in!


Best Picture

  • Arrival (My Pick)
  • Fences
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell or High Water
  • Hidden Figures
  • La La Land (My Prediction)
  • Lion
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight

Best Leading Actor

  • Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea (My Pick and Prediction)
  • Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
  • Ryan Gosling, La La Land
  • Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
  • Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Leading Actress

  • Isabelle Huppert, Elle
  • Ruth Negga, Loving
  • Natalie Portman, Jackie (My Pick)
  • Emma Stone, La La Land (My Prediction)
  • Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Supporting Actor

  • Mahershala Ali, Moonlight (My Pick)
  • Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
  • Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
  • Dev Patel, Lion (My Prediction)
  • Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress

  • Viola Davis, Fences (My Prediction)
  • Naomie Harris, Moonlight
  • Nicole Kidman, Lion (My Pick)
  • Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
  • Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Director

  • Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
  • Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
  • Damien Chazelle, La La Land (My Prediction)
  • Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight (My Pick)

Best Animated Feature

  • Kubo and the Two Strings (My Pick and Prediction)
  • Moana
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • The Red Turtle
  • Zootopia

Best Cinematography

  • Bradford Young, Arrival
  • Linus Sandgren, La La Land (My Prediction)
  • Greig Fraser, Lion
  • James Laxton, Moonlight
  • Rodrigo Prierto, Silence (My Pick)

Best Original Music

  • Mica Levi, Jackie
  • Justin Hurwitz, La La Land (My Pick and Prediction)
  • Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O’Halloran, Lion
  • Nicholas Britell, Moonlight
  • Thomas Newman, Passengers

Best Original Song

  • “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from La La Land – Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
  • “Can’t Stop The Feeling” from Trolls – Music and Lyric by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster
  • “City Of Stars” from La La Land – Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (My Pick and Prediction)
  • “The Empty Chair” from Jim: The James Foley Story – Music and Lyric by J. Ralph and Sting
  • “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana – Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Best Production Design

  • Patrice Vermette, Arrival (My Pick)
  • Stuart Craig and James Hambridge, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Jess Gonchor, Hail, Caesar!
  • David Wasco, La La Land (My Prediction)
  • Guy Hendrix Dyas, Passengers

Best Writing (Adapted)

  • Eric Heisserer, Arrival
  • August Wilson, Fences
  • Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures
  • Luke Davies, Lion
  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight (My Pick and Prediction)

Best Writing (Original)

  • Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water (My Pick)
  • Damien Chazelle, La La Land
  • Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou, The Lobster
  • Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea (My Prediction)
  • Mike Mills, 20th Century Women

Best Visual Effects

  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Doctor Strange
  • The Jungle Book (My Prediction)
  • Kubo and the Two Strings (My Pick)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story