My predictions: 3/5, picking “Hail, Caesar!” and “Hidden Figures” over “Allied” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: Allied, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Florence Foster Jenkins, Jackie, La La Land
I didn’t see “Allied” coming and I’ll have to decide whether it’s worth seeing just for this bid. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” also scored in Best Art Direction but missed out on Best Visual Effects. This is the only nomination for “Florence Foster Jenkins” aside from Meryl Streep, and it’s one of three bids for “Jackie.” And add this one, very deservedly, to the nomination haul for “La La Land.”
My current bet to win: I’ll bet on Jackie bumping “La La Land.”