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2017 BAFTA Nomination Predictions: Will La La Land continue its Dominance over Awards Season?

The Baftas

Following its more than impressive performance at the 74th Golden Globes, it’s time to lay down the predictions for the 70th BAFTA nominations, the British Academy Film Awards.  The Brits do traditionally throw in a few surprises, so we’ll throw down our predictions now for who and what the nominees will be for the following categories:

Best Animated Feature

Moana

Sing

Zootopia

There is only three nominees in this category here, so these three are solid guesses, but a few alternates include Kubo and the Two Strings, Anamolisa, which was a nominee last year at the Academy Awards but didn’t screen in time to qualify last year, and When Marnie was There, which had the same case.

Best Special Visual Effects

Arrival

Doctor Strange

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Jungle Book

Star Wars: Rogue One

These five might also line up at the Oscars, but I’ll also throw in Hacksaw RidgeCaptain America: Civil War, and Star Trek Beyond for good measure.

Best Sound

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

The Jungle Book

La La Land

Silence

These five look pretty solid to me.  I’ll also throw in a wildcard, Nocturnal AnimalsFlorence Foster Jenkins, and Star Trek Beyond into the alternates.

Best Editing

Arrival

Florence Foster Jenkins

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Moonlight

These five look pretty solid.  Florence Foster will probably do better here than anywhere else in the awards season, so that’s why I have that one in here.  Alternates include LionSilence, and Manchester by the Sea.

Best Makeup and Hair

Florence Foster Jenkins

Jackie

La La Land

Silence

Star Trek Beyond

Unlike the Oscars, there are five nominees here.  Only three at the Oscars.  There’s these five, but also in the conversation are The BFGFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Hacksaw Ridge.

Best Costume Design

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Florence Foster Jenkins

Jackie

La La Land

Silence

Again these five might also line up at Oscars, but I feel confident in them.  Alternates include Doctor Strange, Hidden Figures, and Hacksaw Ridge.

Best Production Design

Arrival

Florence Foster Jenkins

Jackie

La La Land

Silence

With a few exceptions, these five are really solid.  Some alternatives include The BFGFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Hacksaw Ridge.

Best Original Music

Arrival

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

The BFG

Four of these five are also in my Oscar predictions, and usually that’s the way these things go.  I’ll also include JackieMoana, and Sing Street.

Best Cinematography

Arrival

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Silence

This is a pretty good lineup, and again there’s a chance that with maybe a couple of exceptions, this is what we have at Oscars as well.  Don’t discount JackieHacksaw Ridge, and Florence Foster Jenkins.

Best Adapted Screenplay

Arrival

Fences

Hacksaw Ridge

Lion

Nocturnal Animals

This is a tricky category.  There’s no guarantee that these really outside of Arrival and Lion that the others could show up, so here are some alternatives: Hidden FiguresAnamolisa, and Silence.

Best Original Screenplay

Florence Foster Jenkins

Jackie

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

These five I feel much more confident in.  However, I’ll also name Hell or High WaterLoving, and Hail, Caesar! as alternates.

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomi Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

These five have made it in just about everywhere so far, so I’ll go with them again, but for some alternates I’ll name Janelle Monae, who could swap out for Octavia for Hidden Figures, Greta Gerwig for 20th Century Women, and Helen Mirren for Eye in the Sky.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

Dev Patel, Lion

Again these five are showing up just about everywhere, so these are confident picks.  For the alternates, I’ll include Liam Neeson for Silence, Michael Shannon for Nocturnal Animals, and Alan Rickman for Eye in the Sky.

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Amy Adams, Arrival

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Everyone except Ruth I have in for my Oscar predictions, so while she seems expendable here, Amy Adams is also not guaranteed, but the other three sound good to me.  Another three gals who have a shot include Annette Bening for 20th Century Women, Sandra Huller for Toni Erdmann, and Emily Blunt for The Girl on the Train.

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Joel Edgerton, Loving

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Denzel Washington, Fences

So I think these five are looking okay right now, but for alternates I’ll list Viggo Mortensen for Captain Fantastic, Andrew Garfield could swap out for Silence in favor of Hacksaw Ridge, and also there’s a chance Hugh Grant could be considered a lead role for Florence Foster Jenkins.

Best Director

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Pablo Larrain, Jackie

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Wow, there’s quite a list of potential nominees here, with these five and also including Martin Scorsese for Silence, Stephen Frears for Florence Foster Jenkins, and Mel Gibson for Hacksaw Ridge.

Best Film

Arrival

Florence Foster Jenkins

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

With only five nominees in this category, sometimes the director and pictures don’t line up exactly.  So that’s why Kenneth Lonergan and Pablo Larrain make my directors list and Garth Davis for Lion and Stephen Frears don’t make it in.  For the alternates, I’ll include Manchester by the SeaSing Street, and Jackie.

So there you have it.  I’ll have a blog up as soon as possible after nominations are announced.  Keep in mind they are announced at 7:35 GMT, which is pretty late where I am.  Plus, there are two major categories that I didn’t include here: Best British Film and the Rising Star Award.  Best British Film is decided upon if you have a British producer, so that could be a whole bunch of films from this year and it’s honestly a nightmare to try and sort all of that out.  And the Rising Star Award nominees have already been announced: Laia Costa, Lucas Hedges, Tom Holland, Ruth Negga, and Anya Taylor-Joy.  Of those five, I’d guess it’s between Lucas and Anya, but who knows?  It could really be any of them.  Anyways, I’ll have more on this later as the actual nominees are announced.

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