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We’re in the final countdown towards the Oscars. Ballots have been ticked and counted, with this year’s winners resting securely inside an envelope inside a briefcase inside the office of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, probably inside a safe somewhere.

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But while 6,000 of Hollywood’s finest decide the actual fate of our nominees, it’s customary for the film critic population to put their reputations on the line with apparently informed predictions. Of course we have jumped on the bandwagon at Movie Marker.

Check out our predictions below


2017 Oscars: Editor Predictions

Best Picture
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land – Emily & Liam & Luke
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Best Director
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle, La La Land – Emily & Liam
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Leading Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea – Emily
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land – Luke
Vigo Mortenssen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences – Liam

Leading Actress
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land – Emily & Liam & Luke
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight – Emily & Liam & Luke
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences – Emily & Liam & Luke
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Documentary Feature
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro – Luke
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America – Liam
13th – Emily

Animated Feature
Kubo and the Two Strings – Emily & Luke
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia – Liam

Adapted Screenplay
Arrival
Fences – Luke
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight – Emily & Liam

Original Screenplay
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea – Emily & Liam & Luke
20th Century Women

Cinematography
Arrival
La La Land – Liam & Luke
Lion
Moonlight – Emily
Silence

Film Editing
Arrival – Emily
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land – Liam & Luke
Moonlight

Costume Design
Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie – Emily & Luke
La La Land – Liam

Makeup and Hair
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond – Liam
Suicide Squad – Luke

Production Design
Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land – Emily & Liam & Luke
Passengers

Original Score
Jackie
La La Land – Emily & Liam & Luke
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

Original Song
Audition from La La Land – Emily
Can’t Stop the Feeling from Trolls
City of Stars from La La Land – Liam & Luke
The Empty Chair from Jim: The James Foley Story
How Far I’ll Go from Moana

Sound Editing
Arrival – Emily
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge – Liam
La La Land – Luke
Sully

Sound Mixing
Arrival – Emily & Luke
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land – Liam
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Visual Effects
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book – Emily & Liam & Luke
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Foreign Language Film
Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman – Liam
Tanna
Toni Erdmann – Luke