2017 Oscar Winners Predictions For The 89th Academy Awards; Critics Predict Contenders For Best Picture, Best Director, & Other Awards

By Rita Mendoza - 22 Nov '16 18:01PM

With only months away from the momentous 89th Academy Awards, Oscars predictions are popping up everywhere. Apart from the glitz and glamor of the red carpet, viewers are anticipating who among the stars will receive the Oscar 2017 Trophy. Below are in the thick of experts' predictions online.

Best Picture

"La La Land" is among the titles that are frequently predicted Oscar 2017 award winner. In the Best Picture category, the commonly mentioned contenders are "Arrival," "Fences," "Jackie," "Lion," "Manchester By The Sea," Moonlight," Silence," and "Sully." Business Insider believes that "La La Land" is the easy choice, while "Lion" is not far behind.

Best Director

In the Best Director category of Oscar 2017 awards, Indie Wire believes that the front runners are Damien Chazelle of "La La Land," Clint Eastwood of "Sully," Barry Jenkins of "Moonlight," Kenneth Lonergan of "Manchester By The Sea," and Denis Villeneuve of "Arrival."

Best Actor

The Best Actor awards category of the upcoming Oscar 2017 Academy Awards includes Casey Affleck from "Manchester By The Sea," Warren Beatty from "Rules Don't Apply," Andrew Garfield from "Hacksaw Ridge," Ryan Gosling from "La La Land," and Denzel Washington from "Fences."

Best Actress

17 women are are contending for the Best Actress 2017 Oscar trophy namely: Jennifer Lawrence from "Passengers," Rachel Weisz from "Denial," Amy Adams from "Nocturnal Animals," Sally Field from "Hello, My Name Is Doris," Rebecca Hall from "Christine," Susan Sarandon from "The Meddler," Marion Cotillard from "Allied," Kate Beckinsale from "Love & Friendship," Jessica Chastain from "Miss Sloane," Isabelle Huppert from "Elle," Meryl Streep from "Florence Foster Jenkins," Taraji Henson from "Hidden Figures," Amy Adams from "Arrival," Ruth Negga from "Loving," Annette Bening from "20th Century Women," Emma Stone from "La La Land," and Natalie Portman from "Jackie."

Best Supporting Actor

In the running for Best Supporting Actor in 2017 Oscar Academy Awards are Mahershala Ali from "Moonlight," Jeff Bridges from "Hell or High Water," Hugh Grant from "Florence Foster Jenkins," Liam Neeson from "Silence," and Michael Shannon from "Nocturnal Animals."

Best Supporting Actress

Actresses vying for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar 2017 Academy Awards are Viola Davis from "Fences," Naomie Harris from "Moonlight," Felicity Jones from "A Monster Calls," Nicole Kidman from "Lion," Rachael Weisz from "The Lobster," and Michelle Williams from "Manchester By The Sea."

The 89th Academy Awards nomination opens on January 5, 2017, and closes on January 13, 2017, while the announcement of the final nominees is scheduled on January 24, 2017.

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