Thursday, June 20, 2024

Predict The 89th Academy Award Nominations Contest

It all comes down to this. In less than a week, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will announce the nominations for the 89th annual Academy Awards. We here at Next Best Picture have done our best to predict all 24 categories (Which can be found below) but now we want to hear what you think will get nominated.

Please take these next couple of days to enter into our contest to predict this year’s Oscar Nominations. The winner will receive a random free digital copy of a movie and of course some insane bragging rights. The winner will be contacted by email if he/she has the highest number of correct nominations. In the event of a tie, the winner will be chosen randomly.

Please check out our predictions below for reference and happy predicting!

THE NEXT BEST PICTURE TEAM’S OSCAR PREDICTIONS

BEST PICTURE

Matt’s Picks
La La Land
Moonlight
Manchester By The Sea
Lion
Arrival
Hell Or High Water
Hacksaw Ridge
Hidden Figures
Silence
​Fences
MICHAEL’s PICKS
La La Land
​Manchester By The Sea
Moonlight
Lion
Arrival
Hell Or High Water
Hidden Figures
Hacksaw Ridge
Fences
Sully
WILL’S PICKS
La La Land
Moonlight
Manchester by the Sea
Lion
Hidden Figures
Hell or High Water
Hacksaw Ridge
Fences
Silence
KRISTEN’S PICKS
Arrival
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester By the Sea
Moonlight
Nocturnal Animals

BEST DIRECTOR

Matt’s Picks
Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester By The Sea
Denis Villeneuve – Arrival
​Martin Scorsese – Silence
MICHAEL’s PICKS
Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester By The Sea
David MacKenzie – Hell Or High Water
Denis Villeneuve – Arrival
WILL’S PICKS
Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Kenneth Longergan – Manchester by the Sea
Denis Villeneuve – Arrival
David Mackenzie – Hell or High Water
KRISTEN’s PICKS
Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
David Mackenzie – Hell or High Water
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester By the Sea
Denis Villeneuve – Arrival

BEST ACTOR

Matt’s Picks
Casey Affleck – Manchester By The Sea
Denzel Washington – Fences
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
MICHAEL’s PICKS
Casey Affleck – Manchester By The Sea
Denzel Washington – Fences
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
WILL’S PICKS
Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
Denzel Washington – Fences
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
​Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
KRISTEN’s PICKS
Casey Affleck – Manchester By the Sea
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington – Fences

BEST ACTRESS

Matt’s Picks
Emma Stone – La La Land
Natalie Portman – Jackie
Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins
Amy Adams – Arrival
​Isabelle Huppert – Elle
MICHAEL’s PICKS
Emma Stone – La La Land
Natalie Portman – Jackie
Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins
Amy Adams – Arrival
​Isabelle Huppert – Elle
WILL’S PICKS
Emma Stone – La La Land
Natalie Portman – Jackie
Amy Adams – Arrival
Isabelle Huppert – Elle
Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins
KRISTEN’s PICKS
Amy Adams – Arrival
Emily Blunt – The Girl on a Train
Natalie Portman – Jackie
Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins
Emma Stone – La La Land

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Matt’s Picks
Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Jeff Bridges – Hell Or High Water
Dev Patel – Lion
Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
​Aaron Taylor Johnson – Nocturnal Animals
MICHAEL’s PICKS
Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Jeff Bridges – Hell Or High Water
Dev Patel – Lion
Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
​Lucas Hedges – Manchester By The Sea
WILL’S PICKS
Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel – Lion
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
KRISTEN’s picks
Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
Aaron Taylor-Johnson – Nocturnal Animals
Dev Patel – Lion

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Matt’s Picks
Viola Davis – Fences
Michelle Williams – Manchester By The Sea
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Nicole Kidman – Lion
Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
MICHAEL’s PICKS
Viola Davis – Fences
Michelle Williams – Manchester By The Sea
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Nicole Kidman – Lion
​Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
WILL’S PICKS
Viola Davis – Fences
Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
Naomi Harris – Moonlight
Nicole Kidman – Lion
Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
KRISTEN’s picks
Viola Davis – Fences
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Nicole Kidman – Lion
Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams – Manchester By the Sea

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Matt’s Picks
Moonlight
Arrival
Lion
Hidden Figures
​Nocturnal Animals
MICHAEL’s PICKS
Moonlight
Arrival
Hidden Figures
Lion
​Fences
WILL’S PICKS
Moonlight
Fences
Arrival
Lion
Hidden Figures
KRISTEN’s picks
Arrival
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight
Nocturnal Animals

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Matt’s Picks
Manchester By The Sea
La La Land
Hell or High Water
The Lobster
​20th Century Women
MICHAEL’s PICKS
Manchester By The Sea
La La Land
Hell Or High Water
Captain Fantastic
​The Lobster
WILL’S PICKS
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water
Captain Fantastic
The Lobster
KRISTEN’s picks
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester By the Sea
Zootopia

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Matt’s Picks
Zootopia
Kubo & The Two Strings
Moana
The Red Turtle
Your Name
MICHAEL’s PICKS
Zootopia
Moana
Kubo & The Two Strings
My Life As A Zucchini
​The Red Turtle
WILL’S PICKS
Zootopia
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
The Red Turtle
My Life as a Zucchini
Kristen’s picks
Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as Zucchini
Moana
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Matt’s Picks
La La Land
Silence
Moonlight
Arrival
​Jackie
MICHAEL’s PICKS
La La Land
Silence
Moonlight
Lion
​Arrival
WILL’S PICKS
La La Land
Moonlight
Arrival
Silence
Lion
KRISTEN’s PICKS
Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Matt’s Picks
La La Land
Jackie
Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
The Dressmaker
MICHAEL’s PICKS
La La Land
Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Hail, Caesar!
​Jackie
WILL’S PICKS
La La Land
Jackie
Florence Foster Jenkins
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
The Dressmaker
KRISTEN’s PICKS
The Dressmaker
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land

BEST FILM EDITING

Matt’s Picks
La La Land
Moonlight
Hacksaw Ridge
Arrival
​Manchester By The Sea
MICHAEL’s PICKS
La La Land
Arrival
Lion
Moonlight
​Hacksaw Ridge
WILL’S PICKS
La La Land
Moonlight
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Manchester by the Sea
KRISTEN’s PICKS
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

Matt’s Picks
Florence Foster Jenkins
Deadpool
​A Man Called Ove
MICHAEL’s PICKS
Florence Foster Jenkins
Deadpool
​A Man Called Ove
WILL’S PICKS
Star Trek Beyond
Deadpool
Florence Foster Jenkins
KRISTEN’s PICKS
Florence Foster Jenkins
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Matt’s Picks
La La Land
Silence
Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them
Jackie
​The Handmaiden
MICHAEL’s PICKS
La La Land
Silence
Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
​Arrival
WILL’S PICKS
La La Land
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
Silence
The Handmaiden
KRISTEN’s PICKS
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
Hidden Figures
Jackie
La La Land

BEST SOUND MIXING

Matt’s Picks
La La Land
Hacksaw Ridge
Arrival
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
​Deepwater Horizon
MICHAEL’s PICKS
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
​The Jungle Book
WILL’S PICKS
La La Land
Hacksaw Ridge
Arrival
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Deepwater Horizon
KRISTEN’s PICKS
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Sully

BEST SOUND EDITING

Matt’s Picks
Hacksaw Ridge
Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Sully
​Patriot’s Day
MICHAEL’s PICKS
Hacksaw Ridge
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
​Sully
WILL’S PICKS
Hacksaw Ridge
Arrival
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Deepwater Horizon
Sully
KRISTEN’s PICKS
Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Sully

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Matt’s Picks
The Jungle Book
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Doctor Strange
Arrival
​Captain America: Civil War
MICHAEL’s PICKS
The Jungle Book
Doctor Strange
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Arrival
​The BFG
WILL’S PICKS
The Jungle Book
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Doctor Strange
Deepwater Horizon
Arrival
KRISTEN’s PICKS
Arrival
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Matt’s Picks
La La Land
Moonlight
Lion
Jackie
Nocturnal Animals
MICHAEL’s PICKS
La La Land
Lion
Nocturnal Animals
The BFG
​Moonlight
WILL’S PICKS
La La Land
Moonlight
Lion
Jackie
Nocturnal Animals
KRISTEN’s PICKS
The BFG
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Nocturnal Animals

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Matt’s Picks
City Of Stars – La La Land
Audition – La La Land
How Far I’ll Go – Moana
Drive It Like You Stole It – Sing Street
​Runnin’ – Hidden Figures
MICHAEL’s PICKS
City Of Stars – La La Land
How Far I’ll Go – Moana
Drive It Like You Stole It – Sing Street
Runnin’ – Hidden Figures
​Dancing With Your Shadow – Po
WILL’S PICKS
City of Stars – La La Land
Audition – La La Land
How Far I’ll Go – Moana
Runnin’ – Hidden Figures
Dancing With Your Shadow – Po
KRISTEN’s PICKS
“Audition” – La Land
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Trolls
“City of Stars” – La La Land
“How Far I’ll Go” – Moana
“Runnin” – Hidden Figures

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Matt’s Picks
Toni Erdmann
​A Man Called Ove
Land Of Mine
​The Salesman
​My Life As A Zucchini
MICHAEL’s PICKS
Toni Erdmann
A Man Called Ove
Land Of Mine
The Salesman
​Paradise
WILL’S PICKS
Toni Erdmann
A Man Called Ove
Paradise
The Salesman
Land of Mine
KRISTEN’s PICKS
Land of Mine
Tanna
Toni Erdmann
The Salesman
A Man Called Ove

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Matt’s Picks
O.J.: Made In America
13th
Cameraperson
I Am Not Your Negro
​Gleason
MICHAEL’s PICKS
O.J.: Made In America
I Am Not Your Negro
Weiner
13th
​Cameraperson
WILL’S PICKS
O.J.: Made in America
13th
I am Not Your Negro
Cameraperson
Weiner
KRISTEN’s PICKS
13th
Cameraperson
I Am Not Your Negro
O.J.: Made in America
Weiner

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Matt’s Picks
Piper
The Head Vanishes
Pearl
Inner Workings
Sous Tes Doigts
MICHAEL’s PICKS
Piper
Sous Tes Doigts
Pearl
Borrowed Time
​Blind Vaysha
WILL’S PICKS
Piper
The Head Vanishes
Inner Workings
Happy End
Borrowed Time
KRISTEN’s PICKS
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
The Head Vanishes
Inner Workings
Piper

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Matt’s Picks
The White Helmets
Joe’s Violin
Extremis
The Mute’s House
​Watani: My Homeland
MICHAEL’s PICKS
Joe’s Violin
The White Helmets
The Mute’s House
Extremis
Watani: My Homeland
WILL’S PICKS
The White Helmets
Joe’s Violin
Extremis
Close Ties
Watani: My Homeland
KRISTEN’s PICKS
Close Ties
Extremis
Joe’s Violin
The Mute’s House
The White Helmets

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

Matt’s Picks
Nocturne In Black
Timecode
Sing (Mindenki)
The Way of Tea
Bon Voyage
MICHAEL’s PICKS
Nocturne In Black
Timecode
The Way Of Tea
The Rifle, the Jackal, the Wolf & the Boy
​Sing (Mindenki)
WILL’S PICKS
​Silent Nights
Timecode
Sing
Nocturne in Black
Eneemis Intieurs
KRISTEN’s PICKS
Bon Voyage
Graffiti 
Nocturne in Black
The Rifle, the Jackal, the Wolf and the Boy
Timecode

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