Academy Award Noms: Rex’s Predictions

Nominations for this year’s Academy Awards are announced tomorrow morning. The ceremony will be held on February 26th. “La La Land” will lead all contenders, with somewhere between 12 and 14 nominations. There will be between eight and ten best-picture nominees, which is why Rex Okpodu, LW’s Oscarologist, has selected ten. His astute predictions are below.

Best Picture

La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures

Best Director

Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Martin Scorsese, Silence
David Mackenzie, Hell or High Water
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actor

Denzel Washington, Fences
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Tom Hanks, Sully
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Best Actress

Emma Stone, La La Land
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Amy Adams, Arrival
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
Waiting: Annette Bening, 20th Century Women

Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel, Lion
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Kevin Costner, Hidden Figures

Supporting Actress

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

Original Screenplay

Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Mike Mills, 20th Century Women
Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water
Noah Oppenheim, Jackie

Adapted Screenplay

August Wilson, Fences
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Jeff Nichols, Loving
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Jay Cocks, Silence

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