Guild awards scorecard: ‘La La Land’ leads with bids from 7 of 8 (missing only visual effects)

If you were in any doubt that “La La Land” is the clear Oscar frontrunner, just check out our guild scorecard below. Damien Chazelle‘s musical charmer is the only film to reap nominations from seven guilds so far this awards season, missing out only with the visual effects wizards. It is in contention with the producers, actors, writers, art directors, casting directors, film editors and sound mixers. Before Oscar nominations voting ends on Friday (Jan. 13), we’ll also have heard from the directors, cinematographers, costume designers and makeup artists & hairstylists. The sound editors don’t chime in till the end of the month.

Three films — “Arrival,” “Hell or High Water,” and “Manchester by the Sea” — have earned recognition from six of the eight guilds to date.  Not surprisingly, these four films all number among our top 10 Best Picture contenders, with “La La Land” in first far ahead of “Manchester by the Sea.” “Arrival” is ranked fifth by our experts while “Hell or High Water” is at #8.

Among other Best Picture contenders, third-ranked “Moonlight” has earned nominations from five groups so far while fifth-ranked “Fences” is in the running with four. We may be underestimating “Hidden Figures,” which we have in ninth place, as it numbers among the nominees with five groups as does seventh-ranked “Hacksaw Ridge.” And “Lion,” which we have in sixth, is vying for honors with four groups. Conversely, “Silence” has been shut out so far save for a mention for its supporting visual effects, and may well slip from its current ranking of 1oth place in the days to come.

Below, a breakdown by picture of guild nominations to date.

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PGA = Producers Guild of America (report)
SAG = Screen Actors Guild (report)
WGA = Writers Guild of America (report)
ACE = American Cinema Editors (report)
ADG = Art Directors Guild (report)
CAS = Cinema Audio Society (report)
CSA = Casting Society of America (report)
VES = Visual Effects Society (report)

Seven Guilds

“La La Land”
PGA – Picture
SAG – Actor (Ryan Gosling), Actress (Emma Stone)
WGA – Original Screenplay (Damien Chazelle)
ACE – Comedy/Musical (Tom Cross)
ADG – Contemporary Film (David Wasco)
CAS – Sound Mixing (Live Action)
CSA – Big Budget Comedy/Musical (Deborah Aquila, Tricia Wood)

Six Guilds

PGA – Picture
SAG – Actress (Amy Adams)
WGA – Adapted Screenplay (Eric Heisserer)
ACE – Drama (Joe Walker)
ADG – Fantasy Film (David Wasco)
CSA – Big Budget Drama (Francine Maisler; Lucie Robitaille – Location Casting)

“Hell or High Water”
PGA – Picture
SAG – Supporting Actor (Jeff Bridges)
WGA – Original Screenplay (Taylor Sheridan)
ACE – Drama (Jake Roberts)
ADG – Contemporary Film (Tom Duffield)
CSA – Studio or Independent Comedy/Musical (Richard Hicks, Jo Edna Boldin)

“Manchester by the Sea”
PGA – Picture
SAG – Ensemble, Actor (Casey Affleck), Supporting Actor (Lucas Hedges), Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams)
WGA – Original Screenplay (Kenneth Lonergan)
ACE -Drama (Jennifer Lame)
ADG – Contemporary Film (Ruth De Jong)
CSA – Studio or Independent Drama (Douglas Aibel; Carolyn Pickman – Location Casting)

UPDATED: Oscar predictions by experts in all 24 categories

Five Guilds

“Hacksaw Ridge”
PGA – Picture
SAG – Actor (Andrew Garfield), Stunt Ensemble
ACE -Drama (John Gilbert)
ADG – Period Film (Barry Robison)
CAS – Sound Mixing (Live Action)

“Hidden Figures”
PGA – Picture
SAG – Ensemble, Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer)
WGA – Adapted Screenplay (Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi)
ADG – Period Film (Wynn Thomas)
CSA – Big Budget Drama (Victoria Thomas; Jackie Burch – Location Casting)

PGA – Animated Feature
ACE – Animation (Jeff Draheim)
CAS – Sound Mixing (Animated)
CSA – Animation (Jamie Sparer Roberts; Rachel Sutton – Location Casting)
VES – Visual Effects (Animated Feature)

PGA – Picture
SAG – Ensemble, Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), Supporting Actress (Naomie Harris)
WGA – Original Screenplay (Barry Jenkins; story by Tarell McCraney)
ACE – Drama (Nat Sanders, Joi McMillon)
CSA – Low Budget Comedy or Drama (Yesi Ramirez)

PGA – Animated Feature
ACE – Animation (Fabienne Rawley & Jeremy Milton)
CAS – Sound Mixing (Animated)
CSA – Animation (Jamie Sparer Roberts)
VES – Visual Effects (Animated Feature)

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Four Guilds

“Nocturnal Animals”
SAG – Stunt Ensemble
WGA – Adapted Screenplay (Tom Ford)
ADG – Contemporary Film (Shane Valentino)
CSA – Big Budget Drama (Francine Maisler)

PGA – Picture
ACE -Comedy/Musical (Julian Clarke,)
WGA – Adapted Screenplay (Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick)
CSA – Big Budget Comedy (Ronna Kress; Jennifer Page – Location Casting)

“Doctor Strange”
SAG – Stunt Ensemble
ADG – Fantasy Film (Charles Wood)
CAS – Sound Mixing (Live Action)
VES – Visual Effects (Feature)

PGA – Picture
SAG – Ensemble, Actor (Denzel Washington),  Supporting Actress (Viola Davis)
WGA – Adapted Screenplay (August Wilson)
ADG – Period Film (David Gropman)

“Finding Dory”
PGA – Animated Feature
CAS – Sound Mixing (Animated)
CSA – Animation (Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon)
VES – Visual Effects (Animated Feature)

“Kubo and the Two Strings”
PGA – Animated Feature
ACE – Animation (Christopher Murrie)
CAS – Sound Mixing (Animated)
VES – Visual Effects (Animated Feature)

PGA – Picture
SAG – Supporting Actor (Dev Patel), Supporting Actress (Nicole Kidman)
ADG – Contemporary Film (Chris Kennedy)
CSA – Studio or Independent Drama (Kirsty McGregor)

UPDATED: Oscar odds in all 24 categories 

Three Guilds

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
ADG – Fantasy Film (Stuart Craig)
CSA – Big Budget Drama (Fiona Weir; Jim Carnahan – Location Casting)
VES – Visual Effects (Feature)

“Hail, Caesar”
ACE – Comedy/Musical (Roderick Jaynes)
ADG – Period Film (Jess Gonchor)
CSA – Big Budget Comedy (Ellen Chenoweth)

SAG – Actress (Natalie Portman)
ADG – Period Film (Jean Rabasse)
CSA – Studio or Independent Drama (Mary Vernieu, Lindsay Graham; Jessica Kelly – Location Casting)

“The Jungle Book”
ACE – Comedy/Musical (Mark Livolsi)
CSA – Animation (Sarah Halley Finn)
VES – Visual Effects (Feature)

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
ADG – Fantasy Film (Doug Chiang, Neil Lamont)
CAS – Sound Mixing (Live Action)
VES – Visual Effects (Feature)

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Two Guilds

“Cafe Society”
ADG – Period Film (Santo Loquasto)
CSA – Studio or Independent Comedy (Juliet Taylor, Patricia DiCerto)

“Captain Fantastic”
SAG – Ensemble, Actor (Viggo Mortensen)
CSA – Studio or Independent Drama (Jeanne McCarthy; Angelique Midthunder – Location Casting)

“The Girl on the Train”
SAG – Actress (Emily Blunt)
CSA – Big Budget Drama (Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee)

“Jason Bourne”
SAG – Stunt Ensemble
VES – Supporting Visual Effects (Feature)

“The Little Prince”
CSA – Animation (Sarah Halley Finn)
VES – Visual Effects (Animated Feature)

WGA – Original Screenplay (Jeff Nichols)
CSA – Studio or Independent Drama (Francine Maisler; Erica Arvold – Location Casting)

“The Secret Life of Pets”
PGA – Animated Feature
CAS – Sound Mixing (Animated)

CAS – Sound Mixing (Live Action)
VES – Supporting Visual Effects (Feature)

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One Guild

VES – Supporting Visual Effects (Feature)

“Bad Moms”
CSA – Studio or Independent Comedy (Cathy Sandrich Gelfond; Meagan Lewis – Location Casting)

“Captain America”
SAG – Stunt Ensemble

CSA – Low Budget Comedy or Drama (Douglas Aibel, Stephanie Holbrook; Tracy Kilpatrick – Location Casting)

“Deepwater Horizon”
VES – Supporting Visual Effects (Feature)

“The Edge of Seventeen”
CSA – Studio or Independent Comedy (Melissa Kostenbauder; Coreen Mayrs – Location Casting)

“Florence Foster Jenkins”
SAG – Actress (Meryl Streep), Supporting Actor (Hugh Grant)

CSA – Low Budget Comedy or Drama (Susan Shopmaker; D. Lynn Meyers – Location Casting)

“Hello, My Name is Doris”
CSA – Low Budget Comedy or Drama (Sunday Boling, Meg Morman)

“The Lobster”
ACE – Comedy/Musical (Yorgos Mavropsaridis)

“Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children”
VES – Visual Effects (Feature)

ADG – Fantasy Film (Guy Hendrix Dyas)

“Rules Don’t Apply”
CSA – Big Budget Comedy (David Rubin)

VES – Supporting Visual Effects (Feature)

“20th Century Women”
CSA – Studio or Independent Comedy (Laura Rosenthal, Mark Bennett)

“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”
CSA – Big Budget Comedy (Bernard Telsey, Tiffany Little Canfield; Jo Edna Boldin – Location Casting)

“White Girl”
CSA – Low Budget Comedy or Drama (Jessica Daniels)

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