2017 Oscar nominations predictions by film: ‘La La Land’ will make history with record-tying 14 bids

La La Land” will tie the record for the most Oscar nominations ever according to our predictions. We’re predicting a whopping 14 bids for the modern-day musical romance, which would tie the record shared by “All About Eve” (1950) and “Titanic” (1997). Of those nominations we’re forecasting nine victories for the film, including Best Picture. That would be the biggest Oscar haul since “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003) took home 11 trophies 13 years ago.

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These official odds are derived from the predictions of film Experts, Gold Derby Editors who cover awards year-round, the Top 24 Users who got the top scores predicting last year’s Oscar nominations, the All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine the last two years’ Oscar noms, and thousands of total Users who make up the largest (and often savviest) bloc of predictors.

Expected to finish second in the nominations count is the sci-fi drama “Arrival,” which is projected to receive 10 — including Picture, Director (Denis Villeneuve) and Actress (Amy Adams) — but with so many likely wins for “La La Land,” “Arrival” will have a tough time breaking through; we’re not predicting any victories. That would make it only the sixth film ever to receive 10 or more noms without winning any — the record for worst Oscar shutout is shared by “The Turning Point” (1977) and “The Color Purple” (1985), both of which went 0-for-11.

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Moonlight” is expected to have better luck with eight nominations and wins for Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) and Best Adapted Screenplay. “Manchester by the Sea” isn’t far behind with seven projected nominations and victories for Best Actor (Casey Affleck) and Best Original Screenplay.

“Jackie” will be next with six nominations, though it doesn’t rank among our top 10 predicted films for Best Picture. If that turns out to be the case it will be the most nominated film of the year to miss out on the top category, matching the total nominations for “Carol” last year when it was left out of the Best Picture lineup.

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The academy probably won’t nominate 10 films for Best Picture. The current voting system will result in between five and 10 nominees, and for the last two years there were eight. But rounding out our top 10 contenders for the top award are “Hacksaw Ridge” (five nominations), “Lion” (five nominations), “Silence” (five nominations), “Fences” (four nominations), “Hidden Figures” (four nominations) and “Hell or High Water” (three nominations).

Find out who else we’re betting on below. And there’s still time to make or edit your own predictions before the nominations are announced on January 24.

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“LA LA LAND”
Best Picture
Best Director — Damien Chazelle
Best Actor — Ryan Gosling
Best Actress — Emma Stone
Best Original Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Film Editing
Best Production Design
Best Score
 Best Song — “City of Stars”
Best Song — “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing

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“ARRIVAL”
Best Picture
Best Director — Denis Villeneuve
Best Actress — Amy Adams
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing
Best Production Design
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Visual Effects

“MOONLIGHT”
Best Picture
Best Director — Barry Jenkins
Best Supporting Actor — Mahershala Ali
Best Supporting Actress — Naomie Harris
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing
Best Score

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“MANCHESTER BY THE SEA”
Best Picture
Best Director — Kenneth Lonergan
Best Actor — Casey Affleck
Best Supporting Actor — Lucas Hedges
Best Supporting Actress — Michelle Williams
Best Original Screenplay
Best Film Editing

“JACKIE”
Best Actress — Natalie Portman
Best Original Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Production Design
Best Score

“HACKSAW RIDGE”
Best Picture
Best Actor — Andrew Garfield
Best Film Editing
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing

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“LION”
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor — Dev Patel
Best Supporting Actress — Nicole Kidman
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Score

“SILENCE”
Best Picture
Best Director — Martin Scorsese
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Production Design

“FENCES”
Best Picture
Best Actor — Denzel Washington
Best Supporting Actress — Viola Davis
Best Adapted Screenplay

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“FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS”
Best Actress — Meryl Streep
Best Supporting Actor — Hugh Grant
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup and Hairstyling

“HIDDEN FIGURES”
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actress — Octavia Spencer
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Song — “Runnin'”

“ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY”
Best Score
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Visual Effects

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“FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM”
Best Costume Design
Best Production Design
Best Visual Effects

“HELL OR HIGH WATER”
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor — Jeff Bridges
Best Original Screenplay

“THE JUNGLE BOOK”
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Visual Effects

“MOANA”
Best Song — “How Far I’ll Go”
Best Animated Feature

“CAMERAPERSON”
Best Documentary Feature

“CAPTAIN FANTASTIC”
Best Actor — Viggo Mortensen

“DEADPOOL”
Best Makeup and Hairstyling

“DOCTOR STRANGE”
Best Visual Effects

“THE EAGLE HUNTRESS”
Best Documentary Feature

“ELLE”
Best Actress — Isabelle Huppert

“FINDING DORY”
Best Animated Feature

“I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO”
Best Documentary Feature

“KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS”
Best Animated Feature

“LAND OF MINE”
Best Foreign Language Film

“THE LOBSTER”
Best Original Screenplay

“A MAN CALLED OVE”
Best Foreign Language Film

“MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI”
Best Foreign Language Film

“O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA”
Best Documentary Feature

“THE RED TURTLE”
Best Animated Feature

“THE SALESMAN”
Best Foreign Language Film

“STAR TREK BEYOND”
Best Makeup and Hairstyling

“13TH”
Best Documentary Feature

“TONI ERDMANN”
Best Foreign Language Film

“TROLLS”
Best Song — “Can’t Stop the Feeling”

“ZOOTOPIA”
Best Animated Feature

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