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With the Academy Award nominations coming up in just a few short weeks, I’ve selected my picks for what should be nominated for this year’s awards. These are not predictions, but what I think should be nominated in some of the major categories.

Best Picture:

  1. Manchester by the Sea
  2. La La Land
  3. Silence
  4. Arrival
  5. Paterson
  6. Captain America: Civil War
  7. The Nice Guys
  8. Everybody Wants Some
  9. Jackie
  10. Midnight Special


Best Director:

  1. Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
  2. Damien Chazelle, La La Land
  3. Martin Scorsese, Silence
  4. Denis Villenueve, Arrival
  5. Jim Jarmusch, Paterson


Best Actor:

  1. Andrew Garfield, Silence
  2. Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
  3. Adam Driver, Paterson
  4. Viggo Mortenson, Captain Fantastic
  5. Ryan Gosling, The Nice Guys (or La La Land)


Best Actress:

  1. Amy Adams, Arrival
  2. Emma Stone, La La Land
  3. Natalie Portman, Jackie
  4. Hailee Steinfeld, Edge of Seventeen
  5. Tika Sumpter, Southside With You


Best Supporting Actor:

  1. Alan Rickman, Eye in the Sky
  2. Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
  3. Alden Ehrenreich, Hail, Caesar!
  4. John Goodman, 10 Cloverfield Lane
  5. Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea


Best Supporting Actress:

  1. Angourie Rice, The Nice Guys
  2. Viola Davis, Fences
  3. Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
  4. Jena Malone, The Neon Demon
  5. Janelle Monae, Hidden Figures


Best Original Screenplay:

  1. Manchester by the Sea
  2. La La Land
  3. Paterson
  4. Everybody Wants Some
  5. Hell or High Water


Best Adapted Screenplay:

  1. Arrival
  2. Captain America: Civil War
  3. Moonlight
  4. Silence
  5. Deadpool


Best Original Song:

  1. “Incredible Thoughts”, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  2. “Drive it Like You Stole It”, Sing Street
  3. “The Great Beyond”, Sausage Party
  4. “Someone in the Crowd”, La La Land
  5. “You’re Welcome”, Moana


Best Original Score:

  1. Silence
  2. Captain America: Civil War
  3. Arrival
  4. Manchester by the Sea
  5. La La Land


Best Animated Feature:

  1. Zootopia
  2. Sausage Party
  3. Moana


Best Editing:

  1. Manchester by the Sea
  2. La La Land
  3. Silence
  4. Arrival
  5. Hell or High Water


Best Cinematography:

  1. La La Land
  2. Moonlight
  3. Silence
  4. Captain America: Civil War
  5. The Nice Guys


Best Visual Effects:

  1. Doctor Strange
  2. The Jungle Book
  3. Captain America: Civil War
  4. Star Trek Beyond
  5. Arrival