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The HOLLYWOOD FILM CONTENDERS™ presents the latest entertainment news and commentary, for excellence in film, for both above and below the line.

The HOLLYWOOD FILM CONTENDERS™ Team selects yearly, 10 award worthy, FILMS and TALENT, from both above and below the line, in each category of filmmaking: acting, directing, producing, screenwriting, documentary, animation, cinematographer, editor, film composer, song, production design, costume design, visual effects, sound, make-up and hairstyling.

There are no winners or losers, it is a non-competitive recognition. The selected FINALISTS are highlighted by being included in our yearly “HOLLYWOOD FILM CONTENDERS LISTS.”

Criteria: Hollywood analysts make their projections for the HOLLYWOOD FILM CONTENDERS LISTS™ based on multiple elements that are taken into consideration including advance screenings, award events and consultations with industry insiders (agents, managers, journalists, awards strategists, filmmakers, awards voters, producers, studio execs).

FIND OUT WHAT FILMS ARE THE 10 BEST PICTURE FRONTRUNNERS FOR THIS YEAR

Here now is a first crack at year in advance Academy Award predictions by Joey Magidson:

BEST PICTURE

1. The Post
2. Dunkirk
3.
4. Darkest Hour
5. Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Detroit Riots Movie
6. Molly’s Game
7. Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Project
8. The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
9. Downsizing
10. Battle of the Sexes
11. The Current War

Next in line: 11. Triple Frontier 12. Call Me By Your Name 13. The Greatest Showman 14. Mudbound 15. Star Wars: The Last Jedi 16. Mary Madelene 17. Untitled Dick Cheney Biopic 18. Stronger 19. Tully 20. Wind River 21. Thank You For Your Service 22. Wonderstruck 23. Chappaquiddick 24. Wonder Wheel 25. Logan

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FIND OUT WHAT ACTORS/ACTRESSES ARE THE 10 FRONTRUNNERS FOR THIS YEAR

BEST ACTOR

1. Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour
2. Daniel Day-Lewis – Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Project
3.
4.
5. Jake Gyllenhaal – Stronger

Next in line: 6. Hugh Jackman – The Greatest Showman (or Logan) 7. Benedict Cumberbatch – The Current War 8. Jason Clarke – Chappaquiddick 9. Liam Neeson – Felt 10. Jeremy Renner – Wind River

BEST ACTRESS

1. Jessica Chastain – Molly’s Game
2.
3.
4.
5. Emma Stone – Battle of the Sexes

Next in line: 6. Kate Winslet – Wonder Wheel 7. Tatiana Maslany – Stronger 8. Kristen Wiig – Downsizing 9. Emma Watson – The Circle 10. Elizabeth Olsen – Wind River

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

1.
2.
3. Mark Rylance – The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
4.
5. Jason Clarke – Mudbound

Next in line: 6. Joaquin Phoenix – Mary Madelene 7. Michael Shannon – The Current War 8. Tom Hanks – The Circle 9. Patrick Stewart – Logan 10. Tom Hardy – Dunkirk

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

1.
2.
3.
4. Juno Temple – Wonder Wheel
5.

Next in line: 6. Rebecca Ferguson – The Greatest Showman 7. Kirsten Dunst – The Beguiled 8. Mary J. Blige – Mudbound 9. Lesley Manville – Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Project 10. Dafne Keen – Logan

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FIND OUT WHAT DIRECTORS ARE THE 10 FRONTRUNNERS FOR THIS YEAR

BEST DIRECTOR

1. Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
2.
3.
4. Joe Wright – Darkest Hour
5. Paul Thomas Anderson – Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Project

Next in line: 6. Aaron Sorkin – Molly’s Game 7. Alexander Payne – Downsizing 8. Steven Spielberg – The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara 9. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon – The Current War 10. J.C. Chandor – Triple Frontier
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BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

1.
2.
3. The Post
4.
5. The Big Sick

Next in line: 6. Darkest Hour 7. Dunkirk 8. Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Project 9. Wind River 10. Battle of the Sexes

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

1. Molly’s Game
2. The Disaster Artist
3. Call Me By Your Name
4.
5.

Next in line: 6. Mudbound 7. The Beguiled 8. Stronger 9. Wonderstruck 10. The Lost City of Z

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