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90th Oscars. Oscar Contenders of 2017 - For prediction, discussion, entertainment purposes only

 discuss on the blog 

DEC 25th PREDICTIONS


ORIGINAL SCORE
After a gloriously unique year in which most of the composers nominated were newbies, we expect a retreat to their favorites this year with lots of big name composers behind prestige or blockbuster films.  


Tier 1 - Predicted 5

Shape of Water
Alexandre Desplat
(8 noms | 1 win)

 | Globe Nom | Critics Choice Nom

Dunkirk
Hans Zimmer
(10 nominations | 1 win)

| Globe Nom

 

Victoria & Abdul

Thomas Newman
(14 noms)

Darkest Hour

Dario Marianelli
(3 nominations | 1 win)

 

 | Critics Choice Nom

The Post

John Williams
(50 nominations | 5 wins)

 

 | Globe Nom | Critics Choice Nom

Tier 2 - Also Could Be Strong

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

John Williams (50 nominations | 5 wins)

Phantom Thread
Jonny Greenwood

(never nominated)

LAFCA Win  | Critics Choice Nom Globe Nom

 

Wonderstruck

Carter Burwell (1 nomination)

Three Billboards

Carter Burwell
(1 nomination)

Globe Nom

 Blade Runner 2049
Benjamin Wallfisch (never nominated) & Hanz Zimmer (10 nominations | 1 win)

 | Critics Choice Nom

Tier 3 - Long Shots?

 

  • Downsizing Rolfe Kent
  • Battle of the Sexes Nicholas Britell (1/0)
  • Suburbicon Alexander Desplat (8/1)
  • Wonder Woman Rupert Gregson-Williams
  • Murder on the Orient Express Patrick Doyle (2/0)
  • Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool J Ralph (3 noms)

 

 

 

 

ORIGINAL SONG
HERE IS THE FULL LIST OF ELIGIBLE SONGS

Tier 1 - Predicted 5

Coco

"REMEMBER ME"
Robert Lopez & Krisen Anderson-Lopez
()

sung by

| Globe Nom | Critics Choice Nom

The Star

"THE STAR"
Mariah Carey and Marc Shaiman

sung by Mariah Carey

| Globe Nom

 

 

Call Me By Your Name

"MYSTERY OF LOVE"
Sufjan Stevens
(never nominated)

sung by Sufjan Stevens

 | Critics Choice Nom

Greatest Showman

"THIS IS ME"
Pasek & Paul
(1 nom | 1 win)

sung by Keala Setttle & company

| Globe Nom | Critics Choice Nom

Mudbound

 

"MIGHTY RIVER"
Mary J Blige
(never nominated)

sung by Mary J Blige

| Globe Nom

 

Tier 2 - Or it might be

Battle of the Sexes

"IF I DARE"
Sara Bareilles
(never nominated)

sung by Sara Bareilles

Call Me By Your Name

"VISIONS OF GIDEON"
Sufjan Stevens
(never nominated)

sung by Sufjan Stevens

Beauty and the Beast

"EVERMORE"
Alan Menken (19 noms | 8 wins) and Tim Rice (5 noms | 3 wins)

sung by Dan Stevens in the film / Josh Groban over credits

 | Critics Choice Nom

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

"YOU SHOULDN'T LOOK AT ME THAT WAY"
Elvis Costello

sung by Elvis Costello

Murder on the Orient Express

 

"NEVER FORGET"
Patrick Doyle
(2 nominations)

sung by Michelle Pfeiffer

 
Tier 2 - Other Possibilities

 

  • Beauty & The Beast "How does a moment last forever" 
  • Ferdinand "Home" | Globe Nom
  • Chasing Coral "Tell Me How Long" (written by Dan Romer and Teddy Geiger. Performed by Kristen Bell)
  • An Inconvenient Sequel ""Truth to Power" (written by Ryan Tedder and T-Bone Burnett)
  • LEGO Batman "Friends are Family"
  • Marshall "Stand Up for Something"  | Critics Choice Nom

OFFICIAL LIST OF ELIGIBLE SONGS  HERE

 

 

SOUND MIXING
The mix is what you hear in theaters, all the sound elements working together like dialogue, effects, score. The Academy likes war pictures, best pic nominees, action/genre blockbusters, and musicals in this category most of all and in roughly that order. But guessing which from those umbrella groups is difficult this early. 

Tier 1 - Predicted 5

Dunkirk
Gregg Landaker (8 noms | 3 wins), Mark Weingarten (3 noms)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
David Parker (8 noms | 2 wins), Stuart Wilson (4 nominations)
Blade Runner 2049
Mac Ruth (2 noms)
The Shape of Water
Glen Gauthier & Paul Gosse 
(never nominated)

 Wonder Woman Chris Munro (4 noms/2 wins) Chris Burdon (1 nom, 0 wins)

 
Tier 2 - Also Could Be Strong
Get Out
Jeffrey Bloomer, Trevor Gates (never nom'ed)

 

Wonderstruck
Drew Kunin
(2 nominations)

 

 
Detroit
Ray Beckett
(1 nom | 1 win)
 

The Greatest Showman

Todd A Maitland 
(3 nominations)

 

Baby Driver

 

 
Tier 3 -Long Shots?

 

  • The Post
  • Darkest Hour John Casali (never nominated)
  • Spider-Man Homecoming (Kevin O'Connoll (21 noms, 1 win)
  • Atomic Blonde (Mac Ruth, 2 noms, Frank A Montaño, 8 noms)
  • Coco
  • War for Planet of the Apes (Chris Duesterdiek,1 nom)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 David Acord (1 nom), Christopher Boyes (14 noms, 4 wins)
  • Transformers: The Last Knight Greg P Russell (16 noms, 0 wins), Gary Summers (11 noms, 4 wins)
  • Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Paul Massey (7 noms)

 

 

 

SOUND EDITING
More of the same as sound mixing, but with more of a focus on effects and the creation of sounds - wouldn't it be cute if BABY DRIVER got the exact same single nomination as DRIVE (2011)

Tier 1 - Predicted 5

Dunkirk Star Wars: The Last Jedi Blade Runner 2049 Shape of Water

 

Baby Driver

 
Tier 2 - Also Could Be Strong
Darkest Hour The Post
Detroit
Wonder Woman
Spider-Man Homecoming
Tier 3 - Longshots?
  • Atomic Blonde
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  • Get Out
  • Coco