Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Our FINAL 2017 Oscar Predictions. Who Will/Should Win?

It’s all come down to this. 24 hours to go until the big show. You have seen all the posts. Listened to all of the podcasts. Well now, the team over at Next Best Picture is finally ready to share with you our picks for the 89th Academy Awards.

​Click below to see our predictions along with what we feel should win and be sure to enter into our “Predict The Oscars” contest before the ceremony begins tomorrow night.

BEST PICTURE
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell Or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester By The Sea
Moonlight

MATT
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: Moonlight
MICHAEL
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: La La Land
WILL
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: Moonlight
KRISTEN
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: Hidden Figures

BEST DIRECTOR
Denis Villeneuve – Arrival
Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester By The Sea
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight

MATT
WILL WIN: Damien Chazelle
​SHOULD WIN: Barry Jenkins
MICHAEL
WILL WIN: Damien Chazelle
​SHOULD WIN: Damien Chazelle
WILL
WILL WIN: Damien Chazelle
​SHOULD WIN: Damien Chazelle
KRISTEN
WILL WIN: Damien Chazelle
​SHOULD WIN: Barry Jenkins

BEST ACTOR
Casey Affleck – Manchester By The Sea
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington – Fences

MATT
WILL WIN: Denzel Washington
​SHOULD WIN: Casey Affleck
MICHAEL
WILL WIN: Denzel Washington
​SHOULD WIN: Denzel Washington
WILL
WILL WIN: Denzel Washington
​SHOULD WIN: Viggo Mortensen
KRISTEN
WILL WIN: Casey Affleck
​SHOULD WIN: Viggo Mortensen

BEST ACTRESS
Isabelle Huppert – Elle
Ruth Negga – Loving
Natalie Portman – Jackie
Emma Stone – La La Land
Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

MATT
WILL WIN: Emma Stone
​SHOULD WIN: Isabelle Huppert
MICHAEL
WILL WIN: Emma Stone
​SHOULD WIN: Emma Stone
WILL
WILL WIN: Emma Stone
​SHOULD WIN: Natalie Portman
KRISTEN
WILL WIN: Emma Stone
​SHOULD WIN: Natalie Portman

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Jeff Bridges – Hell Or High Water
Lucas Hedges – Manchester By The Sea
Dev Patel – Lion
Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals

MATT
WILL WIN: Mahershala Ali
​SHOULD WIN: Dev Patel
MICHAEL
WILL WIN: Mahershala Ali
​SHOULD WIN: Lucas Hedges
WILL
WILL WIN: Mahershala Ali
​SHOULD WIN: Mahershala Ali
KRISTEN
WILL WIN: Dev Patel
​SHOULD WIN: Michael Shannon

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis – Fences
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Nicole Kidman – Lion
Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams – Manchester By The Sea

MATT
WILL WIN: Viola Davis
​SHOULD WIN: Viola Davis
MICHAEL
WILL WIN: Viola Davis
​SHOULD WIN: Viola Davis
WILL
WILL WIN: Viola Davis
​SHOULD WIN: Viola Davis
KRISTEN
WILL WIN: Viola Davis
​SHOULD WIN: Viola Davis

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight

MATT
WILL WIN: Moonlight
​SHOULD WIN: Arrival
MICHAEL
WILL WIN: Moonlight
​SHOULD WIN: Fences
WILL
WILL WIN: Moonlight
​SHOULD WIN: Arrival
KRISTEN
WILL WIN: Moonlight
​SHOULD WIN: Fences

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Hell Or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester By The Sea
20th Century Women

MATT
WILL WIN: Manchester By The Sea
​SHOULD WIN: Manchester By The Sea
MICHAEL
WILL WIN: Manchester By The Sea
​SHOULD WIN: Manchester By The Sea
WILL
WILL WIN: Manchester By The Sea
​SHOULD WIN: Manchester By The Sea
KRISTEN
WILL WIN: Manchester By The Sea
​SHOULD WIN: The Lobster

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Kubo & The Two Strings
Moana
My Life As A Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

MATT
WILL WIN: Zootopia
​SHOULD WIN: Zootopia
MICHAEL
WILL WIN: Zootopia
​SHOULD WIN: Zootopia
WILL
WILL WIN: Zootopia
​SHOULD WIN: Zootopia
KRISTEN
WILL WIN: Zootopia
​SHOULD WIN: Kubo & The Two Strings

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Fire At Sea
​I Am Not Your Negro
Life Animated
OJ: Made In America
13th

MATT
WILL WIN: OJ Made In America
​SHOULD WIN: 13th
MICHAEL
WILL WIN: OJ Made In America
​SHOULD WIN: OJ: Made In America
WILL
WILL WIN: OJ Made In America
​SHOULD WIN: OJ Made In America
KRISTEN
WILL WIN: 13th
​SHOULD WIN: 13th

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Land Of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Tanna
Toni Erdmann

MATT
WILL WIN: The Salesman
​SHOULD WIN: Land Of Mine
MICHAEL
WILL WIN: A Man Called Ove
​SHOULD WIN: A Man Called Ove
WILL
WILL WIN: The Salesman
​SHOULD WIN: Toni Erdmann
KRISTEN
WILL WIN: The Salesman
​SHOULD WIN: The Salesman

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

MATT
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: La La Land
MICHAEL
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: La La Land
WILL
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: Arrival
KRISTEN
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: Silence

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Allied
Fantastic Beats & Where To Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land

MATT
WILL WIN: Jackie
​SHOULD WIN: Allied
MICHAEL
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: La La Land
WILL
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: Jackie
KRISTEN
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them

BEST FILM EDITING
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell Or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight

MATT
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: Arrival
MICHAEL
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: La La Land
WILL
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: La La Land
KRISTEN
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: La La Land

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

MATT
WILL WIN: Star Trek Beyond
​SHOULD WIN: Star Trek Beyond
MICHAEL
WILL WIN: Star Trek Beyond
​SHOULD WIN: A Man Called Ove
WILL
WILL WIN: Star Trek Beyond
​SHOULD WIN: Star Trek Beyond
KRISTEN
WILL WIN: Suicide Squad
​SHOULD WIN: Suicide Squad

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Arrival
Fantastic Beats & Where To Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Passengers

MATT
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: Arrival
MICHAEL
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: Hail, Caesar!
WILL
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: Hail, Caesar!
KRISTEN
WILL WIN: Hail, Caesar!
​SHOULD WIN: Hail, Caesar!

BEST SOUND EDITING
Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully

MATT
WILL WIN: Hacksaw Ridge
​SHOULD WIN: Deepwater Horizon
MICHAEL
WILL WIN: Hacksaw Ridge
​SHOULD WIN: Deepwater Horizon
WILL
WILL WIN: Hacksaw Ridge
​SHOULD WIN: Deepwater Horizon
KRISTEN
WILL WIN: Hacksaw Ridge
​SHOULD WIN: La La Land

BEST SOUND MIXING
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers

MATT
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: Hacksaw Ridge
MICHAEL
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: La La Land
WILL
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: Hacksaw Ridge
KRISTEN
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: Arrival

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo & The Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

MATT
WILL WIN: The Jungle Book
​SHOULD WIN: Kubo & The Two Strings
MICHAEL
WILL WIN: The Jungle Book
​SHOULD WIN: The Jungle Book
WILL
WILL WIN: The Jungle Book
​SHOULD WIN: Kubo & The Two Strings
KRISTEN
WILL WIN: The Jungle Book
​SHOULD WIN: The Jungle Book

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

MATT
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: Moonlight
MICHAEL
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: La La Land
WILL
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: La Land Land
KRISTEN
WILL WIN: La La Land
​SHOULD WIN: La La Land

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Audition – La La Land
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Trolls
City Of Stars – La La Land
The Empty Chair – Jim: The James Foley Story 
How Far I’ll Go – Moana

MICHAEL
WILL WIN: City Of Stars
​SHOULD WIN: How Far I’ll Go
MICHAEL
WILL WIN: City Of Stars
​SHOULD WIN: Audition
WILL
WILL WIN: City Of Stars
​SHOULD WIN: Audition
KRISTEN
WILL WIN: How Far I’ll Go
​SHOULD WIN: Audition

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider & Cigarettes
Pearl
Piper (Matt, Michael, Will, Kristen)

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Extremis
4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin (Matt, Michael, Will)
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets (Kristen)

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
​Ennemis Interiors (Matt, Will)
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights (Kristen)
Sing
Timecode (Matt, Michael)

You can follow Matt, Michael, Will & Kristen and hear more of their thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture@mikemovie@mavericksmovies & @Journeys_Film

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Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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