2017 Best Director Oscar Predictions

Prediction based on nominations [Feb. 5]

1. Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
2. Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”
3. Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”
4. Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival”
5. Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge”

PREVIOUS CONTENDERS (for historical context)
Garth Davis, “Lion”
Clint Eastwood, “Sully”
Pablo Larrain, “Jackie”
David Mackenzie, “Hell or High Water”
Stephen Frears, “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Martin Scorsese, “Silence”
Denzel Washington, “Fences”
Ben Affleck, “Live By Night”
Jon Favreau, “The Jungle Book”
Tom Ford, “Nocturnal Animals”
Theodore Melfi, “Hidden Figures”
Jeff Nichols, “Loving”
Morten Tyldum, “Passengers”
Robert Zemekis, “Allied”

Gregory Ellwood’s Current Oscar Predictions:
Best Picture
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Original Screenplay
Adapted Screenplay
Production Design
Animated Feature Film
Foreign Language Film
Documentary Feature
Original Score
Original Song
Costume Design
Makeup and Hairstyling
Visual Effects
Sound Mixing
Sound Editing