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With the Academy Awards set to air in just a few short weeks, it’s time to look at the potential winners for this year. Here are my predictions and some general thoughts on this year’s show.

Best Picture

Will Win: La La Land

Should Win: Manchester by the Sea

Could Win: Moonlight

Snubbed: Silence

 

Best Director

Will Win: Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Should Win: Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Could Win: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Snubbed: Martin Scorsese, Silence

 

Best Actor

Will Win: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Should Win: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Could Win: Denzel Washington, Fences

Snubbed: Andrew Garfield, Silence

 

Best Actress

Will Win: Emma Stone, La La Land

Should Win: Emma Stone, La La Land

Could Win: Natalie Portman, Jackie

Snubbed: Amy Adams, Arrival

 

Best Supporting Actor

Will Win: Mahershela Ali, Moonlight

Should Win: Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Could Win: Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Snubbed: Alan Rickman, Eye in the Sky

 

Best Supporting Actress

Will Win: Viola Davis, Fences

Should Win: Viola Davis, Fences

Could Win: Naomi Harris, Moonlight

Snubbed: Angourie Rice, The Nice Guys

 

Best Original Screenplay

Will Win: La La Land

Should Win: Manchester by the Sea

Could Win: Manchester by the Sea

Snubbed: Paterson

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Will Win: Moonlight

Should Win: Arrival

Could Win: Arrival

Snubbed: Silence

 

Best Original Score

Will Win: La La Land

Should Win: La La Land

Could Win: Lion

Snubbed: Arrival

 

Best Original Song

Will Win: “City of Stars”, La La Land

Should Win: “Audition”, La La Land

Could Win: “Audition”, La La Land

Snubbed: “Incredible Thoughts”, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

 

Best Visual Effects

Will Win: The Jungle Book

Should Win: Doctor Strange

Could Win: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Snubbed: Star Trek Beyond

 

Best Animated Feature

Will Win: Zootopia

Should Win: Zootopia

Could Win: Kubo and the Two Strings

Snubbed: Sausage Party

 

Best Film Editing

Will Win: La La Land

Should Win: Arrival

Could Win: Moonlight

Snubbed: Captain America: Civil War

 

Best Costume Design

Will Win: La La Land

Should Win: Jackie

Could Win: Florence Foster Jenkins

Snubbed: The Nice Guys

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Will Win: Star Trek Beyond

Should Win: Star Trek Beyond

Could Win: Suicide Squad

Snubbed: Everybody Wants Some

 

Best Cinematography

Will Win: Lion

Should Win: Moonlight

Could Win: Moonlight

Snubbed: Midnight Special

 

Best Production Design

Will Win: La La Land

Should Win: Hail, Caesar!

Could Win: Arrival

Snubbed: Deadpool

 

Best Sound Mixing

Will Win: La La Land

Should Win: La La Land

Could Win: Hacksaw Ridge

Snubbed: Sing Street

 

Best Sound Editing

Will Win: Hacksaw Ridge

Should Win: Hacksaw Ridge

Could Win: La La Land

Snubbed: The Accountant

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