Oscar Predix 8.29.16

With Telluride, TIFF and Venice looming ever so closely it is time to assess the race. Not much has happened in terms of actual films that came out in theaters, but Festivals such as Sundance and Cannes have kicked off the race in unexpected ways. Never too early to predict what will go down, but I will be updating these every few weeks.

We will start with the four major categories:

Best Picture
(1) Billy Lynn's Long Half-Time Walk
(2) Manchester by The Sea
(3) Silence
(4) Loving
(5) Moonlight
(6) Sully
(7) La La Land
(8) Arrival
(9) Patriot's Day
(10) The Birth of a Nation

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Tom Hanks, Sully
Michael Keaton, The Founder
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Ruth Negga, Loving
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Emma Stone, La La Land

Best Director
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Ang Kee, Billy Lynn's Long Half-Time Walk
Martin Scorsese, Silence
Damian Chazelle, La La Land
Cliny Eastwood, Sully