“La La Land” reaped a leading 11 BAFTA nominations and we are predicting it will prevail in nine of those races on Sunday (Feb. 12), thus tying the record set by “Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid” back in 1970. That’s according to our official odds, which 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 BAFTA winners, the All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine the last two years’ BAFTA results, and hundreds of total Users who make up the largest (and often savviest) bloc of predictors.
“Moonlight” is expected to go one for four as Oscar frontrunner Mahershala Ali takes Supporting Actor. Likewise the Oscar favorite for Best Supporting Actress, Viola Davis, is predicted to win the sole nomination for her film “Fences.”
While “Arrival” will prevail with just one of its nine nominations — Best Adapted Screenplay — that is still better than “Nocturnal Animals,” which we are predicting will be shut-out despite nine bids as well.
The Brit hit “Florence Foster Jenkins” will also go one for four with a win for Best Makeup & Hairstyling.
Oscar frontrunners will also win Best Visual Effects (“The Jungle Book”) and Best Animated Feature (“Zootopia”). However, we expect Best Foreign-Language Film will go to last year’s Oscar champ, “Son of Saul,” over among others this year’s likely winner “Toni Erdmann.” And with the Oscar frontrunner for Best Documentary Feature “O.J.: Made in America” ineligible here, that BAFTA is expected to go to “13th.”
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