Oscar Contenders [UPDATED]

"The Founder" started getting screened for press and awards voters last week and the unanimous consensus is basically this: Michael Keaton delivers an incredible performance. He has just cracked the Top 5 and, who knows, he might go even higher in the weeks to come.

Taraji P. Henson added for "Hidden Figures" and Marillon Cotillard for "Allied" taken off.

Dev Patel is now being pushed as Supporting Actor. Matthew McConaughey gets added for "Gold" which had a very successful test screening a week ago. 

"Live By Night" also seems to be out of the race after this week's screening got mixed to polite responses and Affleck off-handedly acknowledged, on-stage, that it ain't a contender.

Martin Scorsese's "Silence" has NO poster, NO trailer, NO official running time and is STILL being edited as we speak, however the buzz continues to grow for the film. 

11.17.16

Best Picture
1) "La La Land"
2) "Fences"
3) "Manchester By The Sea"
4) "Silence"
5) "Sully"
6) "Lion"
7) "Loving"
8) "Jackie"
9) "Arrival"
10) "Moonlight"

1) Denzel Washington, "Fences"
2) Casey Affleck, "Manchester By the Sea"
3) Tom Hanks, "Sully"
4) Ryan Gosling "La La Land"
5) Michael Keaton, "The Founder"
6) Joel Edgerton, "Loving"
7) Viggo Mortensen, "Captain Fantastic"
8) Andrew Garfield, "Silence"
9) Miles Teller, "Bleed For This"
10) Matthew McConaughey, "Gold"

Best Actress
1) Emma Stone, "La La Land"
2) Natalie Portman, "Jackie"
3) Amy Adams, "Arrival"
5) Ruth Negga, "Loving"
6) Isabelle Huppert, "Elle"
7) Meryl Streep "Florence Foster Jenkins"
8) Jessica Chastain, "Miss Sloane"
9) Taraji P. Henson, "Hidden Figures"
10) Annette Benning, "20th Century Women"

Best Supporting Actor 
1) Mahershala Ali, "Moonlight" 
2) Michael Shannon, "Nocturnal Animals" 
3) Jeff Bridges, "Hell or High Water"
4) Lucas Hedges, "Manchester By the Sea"
5) Dev Patel, "Lion"
6) Liam Neeson, "Silence"
7) Ben Foster, "Hell or High Water"
8) Hugh Grant, "Florence Foster Jenkins"
9) Aaron Eckhart, "Bleed For This"
10) Stephen Mckinley Henderson, "Fences"

Best Supporting Actress
1) Viola Davis, "Fences" 
2) Michelle Williams, "Manchester By the Sea"
3) Naomie Harris, "Moonlight"
4) Nicole Kidman, "Lion"
5) Octavia Spencer, "Hidden Figures"
6) Molly Shannon, "Other People"  
7) Felicity Jones "A Monster Calls"
8) Margo Martindale, "The Hollars"
9) Helen Mirren, "Eye in the Sky"
10) Lupita Nyong'o, "Queen of Katwe"

Best Director
1) Damien Chazelle, "La La Land"
2) Ang Lee, "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk"
3) Kenneth Lonergan, "Manchester By the Sea'
4) Denzel Washington, "Fences"
5) Martin Scorsese, "Silence"
6) Pablo Larrain, "Jackie"
7) Barry Jenkins, "Moonlight"
8) Paul Verhoeven, "Elle"
9) Clint Eastwood, "Sully"
10) Jeff Nichols, "Loving"

Best Foreign Language Film
"Elle"
"Toni Erdmann"
"Neruda"
"The Salesman"
"Under the Shadow"
"From Afar"
"Fire At Sea"
"The Age of Shadows"
"Julieta"
"Land of Mine"

Best Animated Film
"Zootopia"
"Kubo and the Two Strings"
"Finding Dory"
"Moana"
"The Red Turtle"
"Sing"

Best Documentary Feature
"OJ: Made in America"
"The 13th"
"Lo and Behold"

"Before the Flood"
"Weiner"

"Gleason"
"Cameraperson"
"Jim: The James Foley Story"
"Amanda Knox"
"Zero Days"
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