Oscars 2017: Predicting All The Nominees

The movers, shakers, frontrunners and latecomers as awards season moves into full swing. 

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Awards season is in full-swing, and it's almost time for the main event.

With the 89th Academy Awards just over a month away, it's almost time to found out which films will be competing to lose out to La La Land in every possible category.

Ahead of Hollywood coming together in a self-congratulatory night of glitz and glamour, all hosted by Jimmy Kimmel (which should at least give it the edge over this year's Golden Globes), there's Brie Larson and Jennifer Hudson set to announce the nominees.

With the awards spread out over 24 categories, it's not always easy to predict. Some are a shoo-in for a number of nods, such as frontrunners La La Land, Moonlight, and Manchester By The Sea, but beyond that there's room for maneuveure, and perhaps even a surprise or two as well.

22. Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role


This one should come down to a two-horse race, between House of Cards star Mahershala Ali for his performance in Moonlight, and veteran Jeff Bridges for Hell or High Water.

Those two are complete locks, with the only question being who'll be the also-rans. Dev Patel's moving performance in Lion and Hugh Grant's return to form in Florence Foster Jenkins should secure the pair nominations, and what's left will probably be a fight between Nocturnal Animals actors Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Michael Shannon, with Manchester By The Sea's Lucas Hedges star-making turn looking to muscle in too. The surprise Globes win for Taylor-Johnson likely won't be repeated, but does give him the edge for a nomination.

Likely Nominees (Predicted Winner In Bold):

Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

Jeff Bridges (Hell Or High Water)

Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Dev Patel (Lion)

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)


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