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1. La La Land
2. Lion
3. Arrival
4. Moonlight
5. Silence

A fantastic set of five, though La La Land is a safe bet here.

 

BEST FILM EDITING

1. La La Land
2. Hacksaw Ridge
3. Arrival
4. Moonlight
5. Hell or High Water

Another great lineup, though it's another one for La La Land's Tom Cross (who won this award 2 years ago for Whiplash). This category's winner has tended to be a more action heavy film though, so that might mean Hacksaw Ridge or Arrival could upset.

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BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

FantasticBeasts

1. Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
2. La La Land
3. Arrival
4. Hail, Caesar!
5. Passengers

La La Land is the pretty heavy favorite (mostly for its dream ballet finale sequence), but I just don't see it winning both design categories. I think voters might respond to the imaginative and very prominent designs of the Harry Potter spinoff and award Stuart Craig his first win for the franchise.

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

1. La La Land
2. Jackie
3. Florence Foster Jenkins
4. Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
5. Allied

The one award where La La Land is not tipped to win, but I'm predicting it anyway, though Jackie is a more traditional winner in this category (and many think it the frontrunner).

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BEST MAKE-UP & HAIRSTYLING

StarTrekBeyond

1. Star Trek Beyond
2. A Man Called Ove
3. Suicide Squad

I so appreciate that this branch of the Academy regularly recognizes what they feel is the best work in their field regardless of the quality of the overall film. That said, we can't live in a world where Suicide Squad is an Oscar winner, can we? 2009's Star Trek reboot took this award, so voters may feel comfortable awarding its third installment.

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

1. The Jungle Book
2. Doctor Strange
3. Kubo and the Two Strings
4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
5. Deepwater Horizon

The Jungle Book seems like an obvious winner here (and well deserved), though very few could've predicted Ex Machina's win from just last year, so I guess we never know.

 

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