My predictions: 2/5, picking only “Arrival” and “La La Land”
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: Arrival, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Hail Caesar, La La Land, Passengers
I’m not sure what to make of this list, but there are also three nominees here I haven’t seen. I expected “Hail, Caesar!” to show up in Best Costume Design instead, and I underestimated both “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Passengers,” both of which scored two nominations but not for Best Visual Effects. Both “Arrival” and “La La Land” dominated here as well as other categories, and I’m satisfied with my prediction for the latter, which some thought wouldn’t make the cut here.
My current bet to win: I think it will be La La Land.