“First Man” seems like the expected winner, and its our prediction, but “Black Panther” could easily take this as could “A Quiet Place” or even “Roma.” A ton of Oscar pools are going to be decided on this category and Sound Mixing. [Updated Feb. 12]


1. “First Man” – Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
2. “Black Panther” – Benjamin A. Burtt and Steve Boeddeker
3. “A Quiet Place” – Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
4. “Roma” – Sergio Díaz and Skip Lievsay
5. “Bohemian Rhapsody” – John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone

More predictions:

Best Picture
Best Director
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor
Original Screenplay
Adapted Screenplay
Foreign Language Film