• by Wes Singleton

Oscar Nominations Predictions

It's that time of year again, for the Academy Awards, or as we all like to call them, the Oscars!

The Oscar nominations will be announced the morning of Tuesday, January 24th. The awards will be televised on Sunday, February 26th on ABC.

Here are my predictions for the top 7 categories. These may be subject to change before the nominations are announced.

Best Picture:

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea


Moonlight Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge


Hidden Figures

Hell or High Water

Possibilities: Silence, Deadpool (I know - a surprise here - but it's nominated for a Producers Guild Award), Jackie, Loving, Sully, Captain Fantastic.

Best Director:

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Denis Villenueve, Arrival

Garth Davis, Lion

Possibilities: Martin Scorsese, Silence; Denzel Washington, Fences; Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge; David Mackenzie, Hell or High Water.

Best Actor:

Denzel Washington, Fences

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Possibilities: Joel Edgerton, Loving; Tom Hanks, Sully; Michael Keaton, The Founder.

Best Actress:

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Amy Adams, Arrival

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Possibilities: Annette Bening, 20th Century Women; Ruth Negga, Loving; Taraji P. Henson, Hidden Figures.

Best Supporting Actor:

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Dev Patel, Lion

Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

Possibilities: Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals; Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals; Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins; Kevin Costner, Hidden Figures.

Best Supporting Actress:

Viola Davis, Fences

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Possibilities: Janelle Monae, Hidden Figures; Greta Gerwig, 20th Century Women, Felicity Jones, A Monster Calls.

Best Animated Feature:



The Red Turtle

Finding Dory

Kubo and the Two Strings

Possibilities: Sing, Trolls, The Secret Life of Pets, My Life as a Zucchini.