Oscar Possibilities 2016

Ten Best Picture Predictions:

  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Loving
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Silence
  • Sully
  • The Light Between Oceans
  • Fences
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  • La La Land
  • Allied

Good Chances:

  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Loving

Also In Competition:

  • The Fits
  • The Lobster
  • Florence Foster Jenkins

Still to Come:

  • Rules Don’t Apply
  • Passengers
  • Lion
  • The Founder
  • Collateral Beauty
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Wilson
  • The Girl on the Train
  • Snowden
  • American Pastoral
  • Gold
  • Patriots Day
  • Denial

Five Best Actor Predictions:

  • Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
  • Joel Edgerton – Loving
  • Denzel Washington – Fences
  • Miles Teller – Bleed for This
  • Michael Keaton – The Founder

Good Chances:

  • Nate Parker – The Birth of a Nation
  • Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
  • Joel Edgerton – Loving

Also In Competition:

  • Colin Farrell – The Lobster
  • Bryan Cranston – The Infiltrator 

Still to Come:

  • Michael Fassbender – The Light Between Oceans
  • Brad Pitt – Allied
  • Joe Alwyn – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  • Tom Hanks – Sully
  • Joseph Gordon Levitt – Snowden
  • Woody Harrelson – Wilson
  • Ewan McGregor – American Pastoral
  • Will Smith – Collateral Beauty
  • Jake Gyllenhaal – Nocturnal Animals
  • Ryan Gosling – La La Land
  • Andrew Garfield – Silence
  • Chris Pratt – Passengers
  • Dev Patel – Lion
  • Matthew McConaughey – Gold
  • Ben Affleck – The Accountant
  • Mark Wahlberg – Patriots Day

Five Best Actress Predictions:

  • Alicia Vikander – The Light Between Oceans
  • Ruth Negga – Loving
  • Marion Cotillard – Allied
  • Viola Davis – Fences
  • Emma Stone – La La Land

Good Chances:

  • Ruth Negga – Loving
  • Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Also In Competition:

  • Royalty Hightower – The Fits
  • Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Sally Field – Hello, My Name is Doris
  • Rebecca Hall – Christine

Other Possibilities: 

  • Jennifer Lawrence – Passengers
  • Amy Adams – Nocturnal Animals
  • Emily Blunt – The Girl on the Train
  • Michelle Pfeiffer – Beat-up Little Seagull
  • Naomi Watts – The Book of Henry
  • Alicia Vikander – Tulip Fever
  • Rachel Weisz – Denial

Five Best Supporting Actress Predictions:

  • Rachel Weisz – The Light Between Oceans
  • Laura Linney – Sully
  • Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
  • Jennifer Connelly  – American Pastoral
  • Kristen Stewart – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Good Chances:

Also In Competition:

  • Aja Naomi King – The Birth of a Nation

Still to Come:

  • Laura Dern – Wilson
  • Kate Winslet – Collateral Beauty
  • Jennifer Aniston – The Yellow Birds
  • Bryce Dallas Howard – Gold
  • Shailene Woodley – Snowden
  • Lupita Nyong’o – Queen of Katwe
  • Nicole Kidman – Lion
  • Rooney Mara – Lion
  • Dakota Fanning – American Pastoral
  • Laura Dern – The Founder
  • Katey Segal – Bleed for This
  • Anna Kendrick – The Accountant

Five Best Supporting Actor Predictions:

  • Liam Neeson – Silence
  • Steve Martin – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  • Stephen Henderson – Fences
  • Aaron Eckhart – Sully
  • Nick Offerman – The Founder

Good Chances:

  • Kyle Chandler – Manchester by the Sea

Also In Competition:

  • Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
  • John Goodman – 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
  • Armie Hammer – The Birth of a Nation

Still to Come:

  • Tom Wilkinson – Snowden
  • David Oyelowo – Queen of Katwe
  • Warren Beatty – Rules Don’t Apply
  • Edward Norton – Collateral Beauty
  • Jack Huston – The Yellow Birds
  • Timothy Spall – Denial

Five Best Director Predictions:

  • Nate Parker – The Birth of a Nation
  • Ang Lee – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  • Martin Scorsese – Silence
  • Denzel Washington – Fences
  • Jeff Nichols – Loving

Good Chances:

  • Kenneth Lonergan- Manchester by the Sea
  • Jeff Nichols – Loving
  • Nate Parker – The Birth of a Nation

Also In Competition:

Still to Come:

  • Clint Eastwood – Sully
  • Ang Lee – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  • Denzel Washington – Fences
  • Martin Scorsese – Silence
  • Damien Chazelle – La La Land
  • Morten Tyldum – Passengers
  • Garth Davis – Lion
  • Warren Beatty – Rules Don’t Apply
  • David Frankel – Collateral Beauty
  • Ewan McGregor – American Pastoral
  • Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals
  • Mick Jackson – Denial
  • Robert Zemeckis – Allied
  • Derek Cianfrance – The Light Between Oceans
  • Stephen Gaghan – Gold
  • Tate Taylor – The Girl on the Train
  • Mira Nair – Queen of Katwe

Five Best Original Screenplay Predictions:

  • Jeff Nichols – Loving
  • Damien Chazelle – La La Land
  • Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
  • Jean McGianni Celestin & Nate Parker – The Birth of a Nation
  • Steven Knight – Allied

Good Chances:

  • Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
  • Jean McGianni Celestin & Nate Parker – The Birth of a Nation
  • Efthimis Filippou & Yorgos Lanthimos – The Lobster
  • Jeff Nichols – Loving

Also in Competition:

  • Taylor Sheridan – Hell of High Water

Still to Come:

  • Allan Loeb – Collateral Beauty
  • Damien Chazelle – La La Land
  • Steven Knight – Allied
  • Stephen Gaghan, Patrick Massett & John Zinman – Gold

Five Best Adapted Screenplay Predictions:

  • Simon Beaufoy – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  • Tony Kushner – Fences
  • Jay Cocks – Silence
  • Derek Cianfrance – The Light Between Oceans
  • John Romano – American Pastoral

Good Chances:

  • Andrew Stanton – Finding Dory

Also In Competition:

Still to Come:

  • Robert D. Siegel – The Founder
  • Todd Komarnicki – Sully
  • Erin Cressida Wilson – The Girl on the Train
  • Derek Cianfrance – The Light Between Oceans
  • John Romano – American Pastoral
  • Simon Beaufoy – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  • Jay Cocks – Silence
  • Tony Kushner – Fences
  • James Ponsoldt – The Circle
  • Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals
  • David Hare – Denial

Five Best Animated Film Predictions:

  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Zootopia
  • Finding Dory
  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • Moana

Good Chances:

  • Finding Dory
  • Zootopia
  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • The Red Turtle

Also In Competition:

  • Sausage Party
  • The Little Prince

Still to Come:

  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Trolls

Best Foreign Language Film:

Best Documentary Feature:

  • Weiner
  • Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
  • Life Animated
  • Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown to Off the Wall
  • Under the Gun

Five Best Original Score Predictions:

  • Alexandre Desplat – The Light Between Oceans
  • Howard Shore – Silence
  • Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  • Carter Burwell – The Founder
  • Alexandre Desplat – American Pastoral

Best Original Song:

  • “Unforgettable” – Finding Dory
  • “We Know the Way” – Moana

Five Best Cinematography Predictions:

  • Roger Deakins – Hail, Caesar!
  • John Toll – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  • Rodrigo Prieto – Silence
  • Seamus McGarvey – Nocturnal Animals
  • Danny Cohen – Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Film Editing:

  • Tim Squyres – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  • Tom Cross – La La Land
  • Thelma Schoonmaker – Silence
  • Steve Rosenblum – The Birth of a Nation
  • Maryann Brandon – Passengers

Best Production Design:

  • Dante Ferretti – Silence
  • Jeannine Oppewall – Rules Don’t Apply
  • Stuart Craig – Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them
  • Mark Friedberg – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  • David Wasco – La La Land

Best Costume Design:

  • Mary Zophres – Hail, Caesar!
  • Sandy Powell – How to Talk to Girls at Parties
  • Colleen Atwood – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Sharen Davis – Fences
  • Colleen Atwood – Alice Through the Looking Glass

Best Makeup & Hairstyling:

  • Suicide Squad
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Best Visual Effects:

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Deadpool

Best Sound Mixing:

  • La La Land
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • The Jungle Book
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Passengers

Best Sound Editing:

  • La La Land
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Passengers
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • The Jungle Book