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20th Annual Predict the Academy Awards Competition

The Numbers 20th Annual Predict the Academy Awards Competition is under way. This is our traditional chance for you to win some great prizes, and for all of our readers collectively to predict who will win the Oscars on February 26. The top selection for Best Picture in our contest has gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar 14 times in the previous 19 years we’ve run the contest, and we’ve correctly predicted the Best Animated Feature 12 times out of 15. That represents a batting average of about 75%—an amazing performance when you consider that there are now nine or ten nominees for Best Picture each year.

Uniquely among Oscar contests, when you make your predictions, we show you how many people have voted for each movie so far, and allow you to go back and change your choices. In fact, you can come back at any time to update your predictions as news breaks and sentiment changes about different nominees. But beware our tie-breaking rule: if multiple people correctly predict the same number of winners, whoever made their picks first will win the prize.

So enter now for your best chance of winning our grand prize: every film nominated for Best Picture on DVD or Blu-ray. We will send you all nine films that are nominated as soon as they become available on the home market, and you get to choose either the DVD or Blu-ray version. Our runner-up will win the Best Picture and Best Animated Feature on DVD or Blu-ray. And, for our long-term players, the best performer from among our all-time top 200 players will win the Best Picture on DVD or Blu-ray.



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All-Time Top 200 Players

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Nominations

To help your research, here is a complete list of nominations and our Awards Season news articles.

Best Picture
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester-by-the Sea
Moonlight

Best Animated Feature
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
La Tortue Rouge
Zootopia

Directing
La La Land - Damien Chazelle
Hacksaw Ridge - Mel Gibson
Moonlight - Berry Jenkins
Manchester-by-the Sea - Kenneth Lonergan
Arrival - Denis Villeneuve

Actress in a Leading Role
Elle - Isabelle Huppert
Loving - Ruth Negga
Jackie - Natalie Portman
La La Land - Emma Stone
Florence Foster Jenkins - Meryl Streep

Actor in a Leading Role
Manchester-by-the Sea - Casey Affleck
Hacksaw Ridge - Andrew Garfield
La La Land - Ryan Gosling
Captain Fantastic - Viggo Mortensen
Fences - Denzel Washington

Actress in a Supporting Role
Fences - Viola Davis
Moonlight - Naomie Harris
Lion - Nicole Kidman
Hidden Figures - Octavia Spencer
Manchester-by-the Sea - Michelle Williams

Actor in a Supporting Role
Moonlight - Mahershala Ali
Hell or High Water - Jeff Bridges
Manchester-by-the Sea - Lucas Hedges
Lion - Dev Patel
Nocturnal Animals - Michael Shannon

Best Writing: Original Screenplay
La La Land - Damien Chazelle
The Lobster - Yorgos Lanthimos
Manchester-by-the Sea - Kenneth Lonergan
20th Century Women - Mike Mills
Hell or High Water - Taylor Sheridan

Best Writing: Adapted Screenplay
Lion - Luke Davies
Arrival - Eric Heisserer
Moonlight - Berry Jenkins and Tarell McCraney
Hidden Figures - Theodore Melfi and Allison Schroeder
Fences - August Wilson

Foreign Language Film
Under sandet - Land of Mine (Denmark)
A Man Called Ove - A Man Called Ove (Sweden)
The Salesman - The Salesman (Iran)
Tanna - (Australia)
Toni Erdmann - (Germany)

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

Documentary Short Subject
Extremis
4.1 Miles
Joe's Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

Animated Short Film
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl Patrick Osborne
Piper

Live Action Short Film
Ennemis Interieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
Sing
Timecode

Music: Original Score
Jackie - Mica Levi
La La Land - Justin Hurwitz
Lion - Dustin O'Halloran and Hauschka
Moonlight - Nicholas Britell
Passengers - Thomas Newman

Music: Original Song
La La Land - Audition (The Fools Who Dream). Music by Justin Hurwitz; lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Trolls - Can't Stop the Feeling!. Music and lyric by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster.
La La Land - City of Stars. Music by Justin Hurwitz; lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Jim: The James Foley Story - The Empty Chair. Music and lyric by J. Ralph and Sting.
Moana - How Far I'll Go. Music and lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Achievement in Cinematography
Arrival - Bradford Young
La La Land - Linus Sandgren
Lion - Greig Fraser
Moonlight - James Laxton
Silence - Rodrigo Prieto

Achievement in Costume Design
Allied - Joanna Johnston
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Colleen Atwood
Florence Foster Jenkins - Consolata Boyle
Jackie - Madeline Fontaine
La La Land - Mary Zophres

Achievement in Film Editing
Arrival - Joe Walker
Hacksaw Ridge - John Gilbert
Hell or High Water - Jake Roberts
La La Land - Tom Cross
Moonlight - Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders

Achievement in Make-Up and Hairstyling
A Man Called Ove - Eva von Bahr and Larson Love
Star Trek Beyond - Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo
Suicide Squad - Alessandro Bertolazzi, Georgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson

Achievement in Production Design
Arrival - Patrice Vermette
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Stuart Craig
Hail, Caesar! - Jess Gonchor and Nancy Haigh
La La Land - Sandy Reynolds-Wasco and David Wasco
Passengers - Guy Hendrix Dyas

Achievement in Sound Editing
Arrival - Sylvain Bellemare
Deepwater Horizon - Wylie Stateman and Renee Tondelli
La La Land - Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou
Sully - Alan Robert Murray and Bob Asman
Hacksaw Ridge - Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright

Achievement in Sound Mixing
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi - Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush, and Mac Ruth
Arrival - Bernard Gariepy-Strobl and Claude LaHaye
Hacksaw Ridge - Kevin O'Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie, and Peter Grace
La La Land - Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee, and Steven A. Morrow
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio, and Stuart Wilson

Achievement in Visual Effects
Deepwater Horizon - Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington, and Burt Dalton
Doctor Strange - Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli, and Paul Corbould
The Jungle Book - Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, and Dan Lemmon
Kubo and the Two Strings - Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean, and Brad Schiff
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel, and Neil Corbould



Previous Results

Results from 2016:

- Top 200 Players in 2016
- All-Time Top 200 Players
- Our full list of predicted winners.
- Complete vote tallies in each category
- Predicted vs. actual winners in each category

Results from 2015:

- Full List of Top 200 Players in 2015
- Our full list of predicted winners in 2015
- Our predictions compared to the actual winners in 2015
- Complete vote tallies in each category

Results from 2014:

- Full List of Top 200 Players in 2014
- Our full list of predicted winners in 2014
- Our predictions compared to the actual winners in 2014
- Complete vote tallies in each category

Results from 2013:

- Top 200 Players in 2013
- Analysis: Argo Predicted as Best Picture, Awards to Be Spread Far and Wide
- Votes in Each Category
- Predicted Winners in Each Category

Results from 2012:

- Complete vote tallies in each category.
- Our list of predicted winners.
- Top 50 Players in 2012
- Top Players of All Time

Results from 2011:

- Complete vote tallies in each category.
- Our list of predicted winners.
- Top 50 Players in 2011

Results from 2010:

- The actual Oscar winners.
- Complete vote tallies from The Numbers readers in each category.
- Our list of predicted winners.
- Top 50 Players in 2010

Results from 2009:

- The actual Oscar winners.
- Complete vote tallies from The Numbers readers in each category.
- Our list of predicted winners.
- Top 50 Players in 2009

Results from 2007:

- The actual Oscar winners.
- Complete Numbers vote tallies in each category.
- Our list of predicted winners.
- Top 50 Players in 2007

Results from 2006:

- The actual Oscar winners.
- Complete Numbers vote tallies in each category.
- Our list of predicted winners.
- Our announcement of the winner

Results from 2005:

- The actual Oscar winners.
- Complete Numbers vote tallies in each category.
- Our list of predicted winners.
- Our announcement of the winner

Results from 2004:

- The actual Oscar winners.
- Complete Numbers vote tallies in each category.
- Our list of predicted winners.

Results from 2003:
- The actual Oscar winners.
- Complete vote tallies in each category.
- Our list of predicted winners.

Results from 2002:
- The actual Oscar winners.
- Complete vote tallies in each category.
- Our list of predicted winners.