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With the year halfway over, it’s time to look at what the year has to offer so far. Here are my picks, based on the film’s released thus far this year, for the 2017 Academy Awards. Bold indicated my personal winner.

Best Picture:

The Nice Guys
Captain America: Civil War
Midnight Special
Everybody Wants Some
Sing Street
Deadpool
Eye in the Sky
10 Cloverfield Lane
Zootopia
The Jungle Book

Best Director:
Jeff Nichols, Midnight Special
Anthony and Joe Russo, Captain America: Civil War
Shane Black, The Nice Guys
Joe Carney, Sing Street
Richard Linklater, Everybody Wants Some

Best Actor:
Anton Yelchin, Green Room
Stephen James, Race
Ryan Gosling, The Nice Guys
Taron Edgerton, Eddie the Eagle
Jake Gyllenhaal, Demolition

Best Actress:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, 10 Cloverfield Lane
Elle Fanning, The Neon Demon
Molly Shannon, Other People
Rachel Weisz, Complete Unknown
Helen Mirren, Eye in the Sky

Best Supporting Actor:
Alan Rickman, Eye in the Sky
Patrick Stewart, Green Room
Jason Sudekis, Race
Alden Ehrenreich, Hail, Caesar!
Hugh Jackman, Eddie the Eagle

Best Supporting Actress:
Jena Malone, The Neon Demon
Naomie Harris, Our Kind of Traitor
Angourie Rice, The Nice Guys
Zoey Deutch, Everybody Wants Some
Kate Winslet, Triple 9

Best Original Screenplay:
Everybody Wants Some
The Nice Guys
Midnight Special
Eye in the Sky
Sing Street

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Captain America: Civil War
Deadpool
The Jungle Book
Our Kind of Traitor
The BFG

Best Original Song:
“I’m so Humble”, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
“Karate Guy”, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
“Incredible Thoughts”, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
“Drive It Like You Stole It”, Sing Street
“Riddle of the Model”, Sing Street

Best Original Score:
The Neon Demon
Midnight Special
Captain America: Civil War
Complete Unknown
The Jungle Book

Best Visual Effects:
The Jungle Book
Captain America: Civil War
Deadpool
X-Men: Apocalypse
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Best Cinematography:
The Neon Demon
Midnight Special
Deadpool
The Jungle Book
Triple 9

Best Editing:
Captain America: Civil War
The Nice Guys
Eye in the Sky
Money Monster
10 Cloverfield Lane

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