UPDATED – FEBRUARY 23, 2017 – FINAL PREDICTIONS – War films in this category do well against the musicals but if “La La Land” is making the run for the sweep, then it has to be on the table, right?  What if the nomination for “Deepwater Horizon” in Visual Effects means something for support?

ENTER OUR OSCARS CONTEST via our CIRCUIT CENTER HERE!

AND THE NOMINEES ARE

  1. Hacksaw Ridge (Lionsgate) – Robert Mackenzie
  2. Arrival” (Paramount Pictures) – Sylvain Bellemare
  3. La La Land” (Summit Entertainment) – Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou Morgan
  4. Deepwater Horizon” “(Summit Entertainment) – Wylie Stateman and Renée Tondelli
  5. Sully” (Warner Bros.) – Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman

THE NEXT FIVE

  1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Walt Disney Pictures) – Matthew Wood, Christopher Scarabosio
  2. The Jungle Book” (Walt Disney Pictures)
  3. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (20th Century Fox)
  4. Doctor Strange” (Marvel)
  5. Patriots Day” (Universal Pictures) – Dror Mohar, Piero Mura

OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS

  1. Silence” (Paramount Pictures)
  2. Captain America: Civil War” (Marvel)
  3. Jason Bourne” (Universal Pictures)
  4. Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)
  5. Hell or High Water” (CBS Films) – Frank Gaeta
  6. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” (Sony Pictures)
  7. Passengers” (Sony Pictures)
  8. Allied” (Paramount Pictures)
  9. Live By Night” (Warner Bros.)
  10. Zootopia” (Walt Disney Pictures)

ALSO IN CONTENTION

  1. Moana” (Walt Disney Pictures)
  2. The Birth of a Nation” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  3. Jackie” (Fox Searchlight Pictures) – David Miranda
  4. The BFG” (Walt Disney Pictures)
  5. Miss Sloane” (EuropaCorp)
  6. Rules Don’t Apply” (Warner Bros.)
  7. Snowden” (Open Road)
  8. Hail, Caesar!” (Universal Pictures)
  9. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (Warner Bros.)
  10. Loving” (Focus Features)

UNRANKED CONTENDERS IN PLAY

  • 20th Century Women” (A24)
  • American Honey” (A24) – Nicolas Becker
  • American Pastoral” (Lionsgate)
  • Assassin’s Creed” (20th Century Fox)
  • Captain Fantastic” (Bleecker Street) – Frank Gaeta
  • Collateral Beauty” (Warner Bros.)
  • Denial” (Bleecker Street)
  • Florence Foster Jenkins” (Paramount Pictures)
  • The Girl on the Train” (Universal Pictures)
  • Green Room” (A24) – Roland Vajs
  • The Lobster” (A24) – Johnnie Burn, Simon Carroll
  • Morris from America” (A24) – Marvin H.. Keil
  • Nocturnal Animals” (Focus Features)
  • Sing Street” (The Weinstein Company)
  • Swiss Army Man” (A24) – Brent Kiser
  • Trolls” (DreamWorks Animation) – Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl
  • The Witch” (A24) – Adam Stein, Mark Gingras

**=could be pushed back to 2017

CHECK OUT OTHER CATEGORIES:

PICTURE |DIRECTOR | LEAD ACTOR | LEAD ACTRESS |SUPPORTING ACTOR |SUPPORTING ACTRESS |ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY |ADAPTED SCREENPLAY |ANIMATED FEATURE |PRODUCTION DESIGN | CINEMATOGRAPHY | COSTUME DESIGN | FILM EDITING | MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING | SOUND MIXING | SOUND EDITING | VISUAL EFFECTS | ORIGINAL SCORE | ORIGINAL SONG | DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | FOREIGN LANGUAGE | LIVE ACTION SHORT | ANIMATED SHORT | DOCUMENTARY SHORT

  • Luke McGowan

    1. The Jungle Book
    2. Sully
    3. Arrival
    4. Suicide Squad
    5. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

    6. Silence
    7. Rogue One
    8. The Birth of a Nation
    9. La La Land
    10. Dr. Strange

    • What about “Hacksaw Ridge”?

      • Luke McGowan

        Obviously. I hadn’t seen the trailer when I did this.

  • Iso Ns

    (August)
    1. Billy Lynn’s
    2. Sully
    3. Rogue One
    4. Passengers
    5. Arrival

  • Do you ever hear about war drama “Hacksaw Ridge”? It must be strong contender in this category at least.

  • “La La Land” is #4 in sound edting category? Are are fucking serious?

    • Jonathan

      Yeah, I couldn’t see it be nominated for Sound Editing either. They love to reward that genre in Sound Mixing but no musical has ever been nominated for Sound Editing.

      • Agree. I think author overestimates “La La Land” chances and underestimates “Hacksaw Ridge” chances in this category.

        I see 3 big contenders here atm:
        1. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
        2. Arrival

        5. Hacksaw Ridge

      • Athena Politou

        There’s a first time for everything it seems!

  • 1. Hacksaw Ridge
    2. Eye in the Sky
    3. Arrival
    4. Kubo and the Two Strings
    5. Passengers

    6. Sully
    7. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
    8. Star Trek Beyond
    9. La La Land
    10. The Magnificent Seven

  • Erik Aadahl and Ether Van der Ryn are sound editors on Live by Night. You’re placing them way too low on the list.

  • AndreTheTurtle

    Interesting that you have La La Land winning in Sound Mixing, but not even top five in Sound Editing. Huh.

  • Bryce

    Arrival
    Hacksaw Ridge
    La La Land
    Patriots Day
    Rogue One

    I think Rogue One and Hacksaw Ridge will share the sound Mixing/Editing categories. Rogue One gets Sound Mixing, but the Sound Editing award goes to Hacksaw Ridge

  • Pokermask

    Here are my predictions for Best Sound Editing at the moment:
    Arrival (Sylvain Bellemare)
    Deepwater Horizon (Kris Fenske, Michael Feuser, Sarah Gibble)
    Hacksaw Ridge (Robert Mackenzie)
    La La Land (Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou Morgan)
    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Matthew Wood, Christopher Scarabosio)

    Top choice: Hacksaw Ridge

  • Mangesh Gaikwad

    # Sound Editing
    1.Hacksaw Ridge

    2.Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
    3.Arrival
    4.The Jungle Book
    &
    5.Silence /Deepwater Horizon /Patriots Day /Sully

  • 1. Hacksaw Ridge
    2. Arrival
    3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
    4. Deepwater Horizon
    5. Sully

  • Calvin Damon

    Watch out for La La Land to take this category in a historic sweep

    • life is a state of mind

      Yup, I believe you are right again.

  • Brennon Musso

    Sound editing is the one where war films do better? Why is 13 hours and Rouge One up for sound mixing then? Seems like they should be nominated here instead.

    • He meant they do better victory-wise. Saving Private Ryan won, Pearl Harbor won, Letters from Iwo Jima won, American Sniper won, The Hurt Locker won etc…

  • Calvin Damon

    I never would have expected Film Editing and both sounds to become tense three horse races between La La Land, Hacksaw Ridge, and Arrival, but here we are. This does seem like a repeat of American Sniper though. Sniper also had 6 noms, the same 6 as Hacksaw if you trade Sniper’s Adapted Screenplay for Hacksaw’s Director. Like American Sniper before it, Hacksaw looks to be winning Sound Editing, but losing Sound Mixing and Film Editing to the Damien Chazelle movie going against. History likes to repeat itself that way

  • Pablo

    If La La Land wins this, I will kick my TV. Hacksaw should receive some love here.