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Predicting the 2017 Oscar Nominees


Bright and early Tuesday morning all of Hollywood and beyond will be listening closely for who made the cut and who got snubbed by the Academy Awards. And as it happens every year, guest-writer Greg Rouleau and I offer up our predictions on who will be nominated in all of the major categories. Here they are, predictions for this year's Oscar Nominees:


Best Adapted Screenplay


Predicted Nominees For Both: Arrival, Lion, Moonlight and Nocturnal Animals

Dave's 5th Nominee: Hidden Figures

Greg's 5th Nominee: Fences


Dave's Should Be Here: Deadpool

Greg's Should Be Here: Hidden Figures


Best Original Screenplay


Predicted Nominees For Both: Captain Fantastic, Hell or High Water, La La Land and Manchester by the Sea

Dave's 5th Nominee: The Lobster

Greg's 5th Nominee: Zootopia


Dave's Should Be Here: Eye in the Sky

Greg's Should Be Here: 20th Century Women


Best Supporting Actress


Predicted Nominees For Both: Viola Davis (Fences), Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Nicole Kidman (Lion), Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures) and Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)


Should Be Here For Both: Greta Gerwig (20th Century Women)


Best Supporting Actor


Predicted Nominees For Both: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water) and Dev Patel (Lion)

Dave's Other Nominees: Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins) and Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

Greg's Other Nominees: Ben Foster (Hell or High Water) and Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)


Dave's Should Be Here: Ben Foster (Hell or High Water)

Greg's Should Be Here: Stephen Henderson (Fences)


Best Actress


Predicted Nominees For Both: Amy Adams (Arrival), Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Natalie Portman (Jackie) and Emma Stone (La La Land)

Dave's 5th Nominee: Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Greg's 5th Nominee: Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures)


Should Be Here For Both: Rebecca Hall (Christine)


Best Actor


Predicted Nominees For Both: Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea), Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), Ryan Gosling (La La Land), Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic) and Denzel Washington (Fences)


Dave's Should Be Here: Tom Hanks (Sully)

Greg's Should Be Here: Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals)


Best Director


Predicted Nominees For Both: Damien Chazelle (La La Land), Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea) and Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

Dave's 5th Nominee: David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water)

Greg's 5th Nominee: Martin Scorsese (Silence)


Dave's Should Be HereTom Ford (Nocturnal Animals)

Greg's Should Be Here: David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water)


Best Picture


Predicted Nominees For Both: Arrival, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight

Greg's 9th Nominee: Silence


Dave's Should Be Here: Captain Fantastic

Greg's Should Be Here: 20th Century Women


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