Predicting the Nominees for the 89th Academy Awards

 The front runners.

The front runners.

Updated January 17th, 2017

Each week on the Seat Fillers podcast, Adam and Brett predict nominees for different categories at the upcoming Oscars. Below is a running list of the nomination predictions as they happen. Listen each week for discussion of the categories and new picks. The actual Oscar nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

*Bold indicates predicted winner as of episode air date. Final winner predictions will be made after the nominees are announced.
 


Adam's Picks
Arrival  
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge 
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Nocturnal Animals

BEST PICTURE- Podcast Episode 32
Brett's Picks
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight


Adam's Picks
Damien Chazelle - "La La Land"  
Garth Davis - "Lion" 
Barry Jenkins - "Moonlight"  
Kenneth Lonergan - "Manchester by the Sea"
Denis Villaneuve - "Arrival" 

BEST DIRECTOR - Podcast Episode 32
Brett's Picks
Damien Chazelle - "La La Land"
Barry Jenkins - "Moonlight"
Kenneth Lonergan - "Manchester by the Sea"
Denis Villaneuve - "Arrival"
Denzel Washington - "Fences"


Adam's Picks
Andrew Garfield - "Hacksaw Ridge" 
Casey Affleck - "Manchester by the Sea" 
Denzel Washington - "Fences"
Ryan Gosling - "La La Land" 
Tom Hanks - "Sully"

BEST LEAD ACTOR - Podcast Episode 31
Brett's Picks
Andrew Garfield - "Hacksaw Ridge"
Casey Affleck - "Manchester by the Sea"
Denzel Washington - "Fences"
Ryan Gosling - "La La Land"
Viggo Mortensen - "Captain Fantastic"


Adam's Picks
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - Podcast Episode 31
Brett's Picks
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


Adam's Picks
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Moonlight
Lion

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY - Podcast Episode 31
Brett's Picks
Arrival
Fences
Moonlight
Nocturnal Animals
Silence


Adam's Picks
Allied
Arrival
Fantastic Beasts (and Where to Find Them)
Jackie
La La Land

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - Podcast Episode 30
Brett's Picks  
Arrival  
Fantastic Beasts (and Where to Find Them)
Jackie
La La Land
Silence


Adam's Picks
Fantastic Beasts (and Where to Find Them)
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land
Silence

BEST COSTUME DESIGN - Podcast Episode 30
Brett's Picks                                                                            
Fantastic Beasts (and Where to Find Them)                  
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land
Silence


Adam's Picks
Finding Dory
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
Sausage Party
Zootopia

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE - Podcast Episode 30
Brett's Picks                                                                           
Finding Dory                                                                        
Kubo and the Two Strings                                                
Moana                                                                                
The Red Turtle                                                                  
Zootopia  


Adam's Picks
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

BEST FILM EDITING - Podcast Episode 29
Brett's Picks                                                                            
Hacksaw Ridge                                                                    
Jackie                                                                                    
La La Land                                                                           
Manchester by the Sea                                                      
Moonlight      


Adam's Picks
13th
Life, Animated
Miss Sharon Jones
OJ: Made In America
Weiner

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - Podcast Episode 29
Brett's Picks                                                                            
13th                                                                                          
The Eagle Huntress                                                               
I Am Not Your Negro                                                             
OJ: Made In America                                                            
Weiner  

 
Adam's Picks

"Audition" - La La Land
"Can't Stop the Feeling" - Trolls
"How Far I'll Go" - Moana
"I'm Still Here" - Miss Sharon Jones
"I See Victory" - Hidden Figures

BEST ORIGINAL SONG - Podcast Episode 28
Brett's Picks                                                                            
"Audition" - La La Land                                                          
"Can't Stop the Feeling" - Trolls                                          
"City of Stars" - La La Land                                                  
"How Far I'll Go" - Moana                                                  
"I See Victory" - Hidden Figures


Adam's Picks
Arrival
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Hacksaw Ridge  
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Sully

BEST SOUND EDITING - Podcast Episode 28
Brett's Picks                                                                            
Arrival                                                                                      
Hacksaw Ridge                                                                    
The Jungle Book                                                                    
La La Land                                                                            
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


Adam's Picks
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Silence

BEST SOUND MIXING - Podcast Episode 28
Brett's Picks                                                                            
Arrival                                                                                      
Hacksaw Ridge                                                                       
The Jungle Book                                                                   
La La Land                                                                             
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  


Adam's Picks
Viola Davis - "Fences"
Naomie Harris - "Moonlight"
Nicole Kidman - "Lion"
Janelle Monae - "Hidden Figures"
Michelle Williams - "Manchester by the Sea"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Podcast Episode 27
Brett's Picks                                                                             
Viola Davis - "Fences"                                                           
Naomie Harris - "Moonlight"                                                   
Nicole Kidman - "Lion"                                                            
Helen Mirren - "Eye in the Sky"                                              
Michelle Williams - "Manchester by the Sea"


Adam's Picks
Fantastic Beasts (and Where to Find Them)
Jackie
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Star Trek Beyond

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLE - Podcast Episode 27
Brett's Picks                                                                            
Deadpool                                                                                
Fantastic Beasts (and Where to Find Them)                        
Jackie                                                                                     
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story                                              
Star Trek Beyond


Adam's Picks
Arrival
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
La La Land
Moonlight
Silence

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Podcast Episode 26
Brett's Picks                                                                            
Arrival                                                                                      
Jackie                                                                                      
La La Land                                                                            
Moonlight                                                                               
Silence   


Adam's Picks
Mahershala Ali - "Moonlight"
Jeff Bridges - "Hell or High Water"
Hugh Grant - "Florence Foster Jenkins"
Liam Neeson - "Silence"
Michael Shannon - "Nocturnal Animals"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Podcast Episode 25
Brett's Picks                                                                             
Mahershala Ali - "Moonlight"                                               
Jeff Bridges - "Hell or High Water"                                        
Lucas Hedges - "Manchester by the Sea"                            
Liam Neeson - "Silence"                                                         
Michael Shannon - "Nocturnal Animals" 


Adam's Picks
La La Land
The Lobster
Loving
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - Podcast Episode 24
Brett's Picks                                                                             
Hell or High Water                                                                  
Jackie                                                                                      
La La Land                                                                              
Manchester by the Sea                                                          
Moonlight                 


Adam's Picks
Arrival
Fantastic Beasts (and Where to Find Them)
The Jungle Book
Passengers
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS - Podcast Episode 23
Brett's Picks                                                                             
Captain America: Civil War                                                     
Doctor Strange                                                                        
The Jungle Book                                                                    
The Shallows                                                                           
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 


Adam's Picks
Amy Adams - "Arrival"
Ruth Negga - "Loving"
Natalie Portman - "Jackie"
Emma Stone - "La La Land"
Meryl Streep - "Florence Foster Jenkins"

BEST LEAD ACTRESS* - Podcast Episode 22 
Brett's Picks                                                                             
Annette Bening - "20th Century Women"                                     Ruth Negga - "Loving"
Natalie Portman - "Jackie"                                                             
Emma Stone - "La La Land"                                                   
Meryl Streep - "Florence Foster Jenkins" 

*Best Lead Actress predictions were revised on Podcast Episode 31, January 9th 2017.