Prediticons for the 89th Academy Awards

It is that time of year again, time for the annual Academy Awards. That means it is also time to make some Oscar predictions.  For the sake of brevity, I will only cover the major categories.

Best Picture:

Nominees                       Prediction                   Should Win                     Upset                                

“Arrival”                         “La La Land”                “La La Land”               “Moonlight”


“Hacksaw Ridge”

“Hell or High Water”

“Hidden Figures”

“La La Land”


“Manchester by the Sea”



Lead Actor:

Nominees                                                                     Prediction                 Should Win                   Upset

Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”                Casey Affleck          Denzel Washington        Ryan Gosling

Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”

Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”

Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”

Denzel Washington, “Fences”


Lead Actress:

Nominees                                      Perdiction            Should Win                Upset

Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”             Emma Stone         Emma Stone     At this point, Stone has it locked up.

Ruth Negga, “Loving”

Natalie Portman, “Jackie”

Emma Stone, “La La Land”

Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Supporting Actor:

Nominees                                                             Prediction               Should Win                 Upset

Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”                        Mahershala Ali        Michael Shannon        Dev Patel

Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”

Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”

Dev Patel, “Lion”

Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”


Supporting Actress:

Nominees                                                 Prediction                       Should Win                Upset

Viola Davis, “Fences”                             Viola Davis                       Viola Davis              Ha ha ha, please

Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”

Nicole Kidman, “Lion”

Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”

Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”


Animated Feature:

Nominees                                                  Prediction                      Should Win                     Upset

“Kubo and the Two Strings”                  “Zootopia”                     “Zootopia”                    “Moana”


“My Life as a Zucchini”

“The Red Turtle”



Best Director:

Nominees                                                         Prediction                  Should Win                   Upset

Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival”                          Damien Chazelle         Barry Jenkins          Barry Jenkins

Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge”

Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”

Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”



Nominees                                           Prediction                      Should Win            Upset

“Jackie”                                               “La La Land”                “La La Land”             None

“La La Land”






Nominees                                                                                    Prediction                Should Win              Upset

“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from “La La Land”         “City of Stars”          “Audition”         “Audition”

“Can’t Stop The Feeling” from “Trolls”

“City Of Stars” from “La La Land”

“The Empty Chair” from “Jim: The James Foley Story”

“How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”


Adapted Screenplay:

Nominees                                                Prediction                                Should Win                    Upset

“Arrival”                                                  “Moonlight”                           “Moonlight”                   “Arrival”


“Hidden Figures”



Original Screenplay:

Nominees                                       Prediction                       Should Win                           Upset

“Hell or High Water”                   “La La Land”              “Hell or High Water”     “Hell or High Water”

“La La Land”

“The Lobster”

“Manchester by the Sea”

“20th Century Women”

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