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89th Oscars. Oscar Contenders of 2016 - For prediction, discussion, entertainment purposes only

 discuss on the blog

THE NOMINEES WERE...

COSTUME DESIGN

 

Allied
Joanna Johnston
2nd nomination

 

Fantastic Beasts
Colleen Atwood
12 noms | 4TH WIN!

Florence Foster Jenkins
Consolata Boyle
2nd nomination

 

Jackie
Madeline Fontaine
1st nomination!  

La La Land
Mary Zophres
2nd nomination

 

 

Who will win?

This one is a very tough call, isn't it? If La La Land demands a sweep it demands a sweep but we could be surprised here with a win for Florence or Jackie - IN AN UPSET COLLEEN ATWOOD WON YET AGAIN

Who was left out?

Silence, Hail Caesar, The Handmaiden, Live by Night, Hidden Figures, The Dressmaker... there were so many beautifully costumed pictures available to them.

 

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Arrival
Patrice Vermette
2nd nomination

Fantastic Beast and...
Stuart Craig
11th noms | 3 wins

Hail, Caesar!
Jess Gonchor
2nd nomination

 

La La Land
David Wasco
1st nom & 1ST WIN!

Passengers
Guy Hendrix Dyas
2nd nomination

Who will win?
La La Land might sweep but if it doesn't this would be a great place to reward Arrival, wouldn't it?
Who was left out?

So many gorgeous films. The Handmaiden won the LAFCA prize but didn't make their list which is a real shame. The most surprising omissions were probably Florence Foster Jenkins, Jackie, and Silence. But there were many strong period designs this year including The Founder, Live by Night, Fences, The Witch and more...

 

 

 

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

La La Land
Linus Sandgren
1st nom & 1st WIN!

Arrival
Bradford Young
1st nomination! 

 

Moonlight
James Laxton
1st nomination! 

 

Lion
Greig Fraser
1st nomination! 

interview

Silence
Rodrigo Prieto
2nd nomination

Who will win?
LA LA LAND DIDN'T SWEEP BUT IT WON THIS PRIZE
Who was left out?

We thought Nocturnal Animals, Hell or High Water, Jackie, Hail Caesar might have had a shot here. And American Honey sure was a DP dream

 

 

FILM EDITING

 

 La La Land
Tom Cross (2nd nom | 1 win)

 

Hacksaw Ridge John Gilbert
2nd nomination | 1st win 

 Arrival
Joe Walker
2nd nomination

Moonlight
Joi McMillion & Nat Sanders
1st nomination! 

Hell or High Water
Jake Roberts
1st nomination!

 

Who will win?
 
Who was left out?

The obvious misses here were Lion and Manchester by the Sea though some thought Sully's plane crash sequence or OJ's long form case would make the list.

 

 

VISUAL EFFECTS

 

 Jungle Book

interview

WINNER

Doctor Strange

Deepwater Horizon

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Kubo and the Two Strings

Who will win?
 JUNGLE BOOK WINS AS EXPECTED
Who got left out?
The big miss here is Arrival. Was it too minimalist for them? Other finalists were Passengers, Fantastic Beasts, Captain America: Civil War and the BFG
 

 

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

 

A Man Called Ove

Star Trek Beyond

Suicide Squad -winner  
Who will win?
Tier 2 -Watch out for these other finalists
Who was left out?

The finalists left with bad news were The Dressmaker, Deadpool, Florence Foster Jenkins, and Hail Caesar