And the nominees are…

So I didn’t do too badly in my nominee predictions (see my last post: Academy Awards Nominee Predictions), my mistake was to believe the Academy would deviate more from the Golden Globe nominees and my hope that they would endorse Queen of Katwe, a movie which to my mind clicks all the “Oscar bait” buttons.  I may have to leave for a separate post my intense irritation with Meryl Streep being nominated every year.  I am thrilled Lucas Hedges was nominated since he was left out of the Golden Globes.  Anyway here is how I did:

BEST PICTURE:

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Hidden Figures

20th Century Women  Hacksaw Ridge

Arrival

Queen of Katwe  Hell and High Water

Lion

Jackie  Fences

Loving

BEST ACTRESS:

Amy Adams – Arrival  Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

Emma Stone – La La Land

Ruth Negga – Loving

Natalie Portman – Jackie

Annette Bening – 20th Century Women  Isabelle Huppert – Elle

BEST ACTOR:

Ryan Gosling – La La Land

Denzel Washington – Fences

Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge

Joel Edgerton – Loving  Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Dev Patel – Lion

Mahershala Ali – Moonlight

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals

David Oyelowo – Queen of Katwe  Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water

Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Viola Davis – Fences

Janelle Monáe – Moonlight  Nicole Kidman – Lion

Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures

Naomie Harris – Moonlight

Lupita N’yongo – Queen of Katwe  Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea

BEST DIRECTOR:

Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Barry Jenkins – Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea

Mira Nair – Queen of Katwe  Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge

Jeff Nichols – Loving  Denis Villeneuve – Arrival

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Hell or High Water

Loving  The Lobster

Moonlight  20th Century Women

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Queen of Katwe Moonlight

Arrival

Fences

Hidden Figures

Nocturnal Animals Lion

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