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HCM’s 2017 Oscar Predictions

Well, the big night is finally here: it’s Oscar night! And in honor of the 89th Annual Academy Awards, we’ve pulled out our sparkly dresses, popped open a bottle of bubbly and polled the entire Her Campus Montclair Team to see who we think is going home with one of those little golden men tonight. 

Will it be a clean sweep for record-nominated La La Land? Will Lin-Manuel Miranda become the 13th person to complete the EGOT? Will Isabelle Hupert upset favorite Emma Stone and add a shiny new Oscar to her awards collection? Read on to see who we think has got the award in the bag!

Best Picture

  • “Arrival”
  • “Fences”
  • “Hacksaw Ridge”
  • “Hell or High Water”
  • “Hidden Figures”
  • “La La Land”
  • “Lion”
  • “Manchester by the Sea”
  • “Moonlight”

Best Director

  • “La La Land,” Damien Chazelle
  • “Hacksaw Ridge,” Mel Gibson
  • “Moonlight,” Barry Jenkins
  • “Manchester by the Sea,” Kenneth Lonergan
  • “Arrival,” Denis Villeneuve

Best Actor

  • Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”
  • Ryan Gosling, “La La Land,”
  • Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”
  • Denzel Washington, “Fences”

Best Actress

  • Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”
  • Ruth Negga, “Loving”
  • Natalie Portman, “Jackie”
  • Emma Stone, “La La Land”
  • Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Best Supporting Actor

  • Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
  • Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”
  • Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Dev Patel, “Lion”
  • Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”

Best Supporting Actress

  • Viola Davis, “Fences”
  • Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”
  • Nicole Kidman, “Lion”
  • Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”
  • Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”

Best Original Screenplay

  • “20th Century Women,” Mike Mills
  • “Hell or High Water,” Taylor Sheridan
  • “La La Land,” Damien Chazelle
  • “The Lobster,” Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
  • “Manchester by the Sea,” Kenneth Lonergan

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • “Arrival,” Eric Heisserer
  • “Fences,”August Wilson
  • “Hidden Figures,” Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi
  • “Lion,” Luke Davies
  • “Moonlight,” Barry Jenkins; Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney

Best Foreign Language Film

  • “A Man Called Ove,” Sweden
  • “Land of Mine,” Denmark
  • “Tanna,” Australia
  • “The Salesman,” Iran
  • “Toni Erdmann,” Germany

    Best Animated Feature Film

    • “Kubo and the Two Strings,” Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner
    • “Moana,” John Musker, Ron Clements and Osnat Shurer
    • “My Life as a Zucchini,” Claude Barras and Max Karli
    • “The Red Turtle,” Michael Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki
    • “Zootopia,” Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer

    Best Documentary Feature Film

    • “13th,” Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick and Howard Barish
    • “Fire at Sea,” Gianfranco Rosi and Donatella Palermo
    • “I Am Not Your Negro,” Raoul Peck, Remi Grellety and Hebert Peck
    • “Life, Animated,” Roger Ross Williams and Julie Goldman
    • “O.J.: Made in America,” Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow

      Best Cinematography

      • “Arrival,” Bradford Young
      • “La La Land,” Linus Sandgren
      • “Lion,” Greig Fraser
      • “Moonlight,” James Laxton
      • “Silence,” Rodrigo Prieto

      Best Visual Effects

      • “Deepwater Horizon,” Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington and Burt Dalton
      • “Doctor Strange,” Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli and Paul Corbould
      • “The Jungle Book,” Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon
      • “Kubo and the Two Strings,” Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean and Brad Schiff
      • “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel and Neil Corbould

        Best Film Editing

        • “Arrival,” Joe Walker
        • “Hacksaw Ridge,” John Gilbert
        • “Hell or High Water,” Jake Roberts
        • “La La Land,” Tom Cross
        • “Moonlight,” Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon

        Best Sound Editing

        • “Arrival,” Sylvain Bellemare
        • “Deep Water Horizon,” Wylie Stateman and Renee Tondelli
        • “Hacksaw Ridge,” Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright
        • “La La Land,” Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
        • “Sully,” Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

        Best Original Score

        • “Jackie,” Mica Levi
        • “La La Land,” Justin Hurwitz
        • “Lion,” Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka
        • “Moonlight,” Nicholas Britell
        • “Passengers,” Thomas Newman

        Best Original Song (It’s a TIE!)

        • “Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” “La La Land” — Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
        • “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” “Trolls” — Music and Lyric by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster
        • “City of Stars,” “La La Land” — Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
        • “The Empty Chair,” “Jim: The James Foley Story” — Music and Lyric by J. Ralph and Sting
        • “How Far I’ll Go,” “Moana” — Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda

        Best Production Design

        • “Arrival,” Patrice Vermette, Paul Hotte
        • “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock
        • “Hail, Caesar!,” Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh
        • “La La Land,” David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
        • “Passengers,” Guy Hendrix Dyas, Gene Serdena

        Best Costume Design

        • “Allied,” Joanna Johnston
        • “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” Colleen Atwood
        • “Florence Foster Jenkins,” Consolata Boyle
        • “Jackie,” Madeline Fontaine
        • “La La Land,” Mary Zophres

        Best Makeup and Hair

        • “A Man Called Ove,” Eva von Bahr and Love Larson
        • “Star Trek Beyond,” Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo
        • “Suicide Squad,” Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson

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        Sarah Vazquez is a senior at Montclair State University, majoring in English and minoring in Journalism. She is the current Editor-in-Chief and a Co-Campus Correspondent at Her Campus Montclair. She is an avid concert-goer, podcast junkie, X-Files fanatic and someone who always has her nose buried deep inside a book.     
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