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2017 Oscar Predictions

December 12, 2016

The Oscars is undoubtedly the most prestigious ceremony dedicated to celebrating and honoring film. And, heading into the 2017 Academy Awards, several contenders have emerged from various categories of cinema, and others have solidified themselves as frontrunners for these awards. So, finally, after a long and interesting cinematic year filled with ups and downs, Valor Dictus gives its Oscar predictions.


Best Picture:

  1. La La Land
  2. Manchester by the Sea
  3. Moonlight
  4. Fences
  5. Lion
  6. Arrival
  7. Silence
  8. Loving
  9. Hell or High Water
  10. Hacksaw Ridge


   H.M.: Jackie


Best Director:

  1. Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
  2. Martin Scorsese (Silence)
  3. Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
  4. Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
  5. Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

  H.M.: Denzel Washington (Fences)


Best Actor:

  1. Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
  2. Denzel Washington (Fences)
  3. Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
  4. Andrew Garfield (Silence)
  5. Joel Edgerton (Loving)

  H.M.: Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)


Best Actress:

  1. Emma Stone (La La Land)
  2. Natalie Portman (Jackie)
  3. Amy Adams (Arrival)
  4. Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
  5. Annette Bening (20th Century Women)

  H.M.: Ruth Negga (Loving)


Best Supporting Actor:

  1. Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
  2. Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
  3. Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
  4. Dev Patel (Lion)
  5. Liam Neeson (Silence)

  H.M.: Issei Ogata (Silence)


Best Supporting Actress:

  1. Viola Davis (Fences)
  2. Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
  3. Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
  4. Nicole Kidman (Lion)
  5. Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)

  H.M.: Felicity Jones (A Monster Calls)


Best Original Screenplay:

  1. Manchester by the Sea
  2. La La Land
  3. Hell or High Water
  4. Jackie
  5. 20th Century Women


  H.M.: The Lobster


Best Adapted Screenplay:

  1. Moonlight
  2. Arrival
  3. Fences
  4. Silence
  5. Nocturnal Animals


  H.M.: Lion


Best Cinematography:

  1. La La Land
  2. Silence
  3. Jackie
  4. Arrival
  5. Moonlight


  H.M.: Live By Night


Best Original Score:

  1. La La Land
  2. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  3. Jackie
  4. Lion
  5. Moonlight


  H.M.: The BFG


Best Original Song:

  1. “Audition” (La La Land)
  2. “We Know the Way” (Moana)
  3. “City of Stars” (La La Land)
  4. “Can’t Stop the Feeling” (Trolls)
  5. “I’m Still Here” (Miss Sharon Jones)

  H.M.: “Victory” (Hidden Figures)


Best Animated Feature:

  1. Moana
  2. Zootopia
  3. Kubo and the Two Strings
  4. Finding Dory
  5. The Red Turtle


  H.M.: Sing


Best Documentary Feature:

  1. O.J. Simpson: Made in America
  2. 13th
  3. Weiner
  4. I Am Not Your Negro
  5. Tower


  H.M.: Fire At Sea


Best Foreign Language Film:

    1. Toni Erdmann (Germany)
    2. The Salesman (Iran)
    3. Land of Mine (Denmark)
    4. A Man Called Ove (Sweden)


  • My Life As A Zucchini (Switzerland)


  H.M.: It’s Only the End of the World (Canada)


Best Visual Effects:

  1. The Jungle Book
  2. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  3. Doctor Strange
  4. Arrival
  5. A Monster Calls


  H.M.: Captain America Civil War


Best Costume Design:

  1. Jackie
  2. La La Land
  3. Live By Night
  4. Silence
  5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


  H.M.: Allied


Best Production Design:

  1. La La Land
  2. Silence
  3. Live By Night
  4. Jackie
  5. Fences


  H.M.: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


Best Film Editing:

  1. La La Land
  2. Moonlight
  3. Silence
  4. Jackie
  5. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


  H.M.: Lion


Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

  1. Florence Foster Jenkins
  2. A Man Called Ove
  3. Star Trek Beyond


  H.M.: Hail, Caesar!


Best Sound Mixing:

  1. La La Land
  2. Silence
  3. Arrival
  4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  5. Hacksaw Ridge


  H.M.: Live By Night


Best Sound Editing:

  1. Hacksaw Ridge
  2. Arrival
  3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  4. La La Land
  5. Silence


  H.M.: Sully

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