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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Oscars 2017 Predictions: The Biggest Contenders

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After months of planning, predictions, screenings and campaigning, the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced tomorrow morning. While the front-runners for the major awards are clear, the history of the awards has taught us to be prepared for a few surprises when the nominees are read out.

The myriad of critics circle awards preceding the occasion, as well as the recent Golden Globes ceremony and Bafta nominations, give us a good idea as to what films will make an impression with Oscar voters, who tend to have specifics preferences. However, after two years in a row of all white acting nominees, and the resulting #OscarsSoWhite protests, change is in the air and the Academy has been forced to take notice. Last year’s pushback against the lack of diversity amongst the nominations resulted in the Academy announcing major measures to make its membership more inclusive, and this year there will be an increased pressure on them to not repeat the mistakes of the past two years.

The ten films listed below are some of the most talked about of 2016, with critical acclaim, box office success and impeccably run awards campaigns under their belts. From sure fire bets to dark horses and wild cards, these are the contenders you can count on.

LA LA LAND

MOONLIGHT

HIDDEN FIGURES

DEADPOOL

LION

ARRIVAL

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

HELL OR HIGH WATER

FENCES

HACKSAW RIDGE

You can watch the Oscar nominations live via streaming on the Academy’s official website at 5:18am PST (1:18pm GMT). The announcements will be made by President of the Academy Cheryl Boone Isaacs, director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air), actress Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), actor Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai), three-time Oscar winning cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant), and last year’s Best Actress winner, Brie Larson (Room).

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