Clockwise from top left: “La La Land,” “Hidden Figures,” “Hell or High Water” and “Moonlight.” (Dale Robinette/Lionsgate; Hopper Stone/SMPSP/Twentieth Century Fox; Lorey Sebastian/CBS Films; David Bornfriend/A24)

The Washington Post’s three film critics have picked who will win the major Oscars, who should win and who should have been nominated:

PICTURE

“La La Land”
“Moonlight”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Arrival”
“Fences”
“Lion”
“Hidden Figures”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”

Will win:
Ann Hornaday: “La La Land”
Michael O’Sullivan: “La La Land”
Stephanie Merry: “La La Land”

Should win:
A.H.: “La La Land”
M.O.: “Hell or High Water”
S.M.: “Moonlight”

Should have been nominated:
A.H.: “Loving”
M.O.: “20th Century Women”
S.M.: “Jackie”


Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling) in “La La Land.” (Robinette/Lionsgate)

DIRECTOR

Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”
Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival”
Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”
Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge”

Will win:
A.H.: Barry Jenkins
M.O.: Damien Chazelle
S.M.: Damien Chazelle

Should win:
A.H.: Barry Jenkins
M.O.: Denis Villeneuve
S.M.: Barry Jenkins

Should have been nominated:
A.H.: David Mackenzie, “Hell or High Water”
M.O.: David Mackenzie, “Hell or High Water”
S.M.: Jeff Nichols, “Loving”


Natalie Portman in “Jackie.” (Stephanie Branchu/Fox Searchlight)

ACTRESS

Natalie Portman, “Jackie”
Emma Stone, “La La Land”
Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”
Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Ruth Negga, “Loving”

Will win:
A.H.: Emma Stone
M.O.: Natalie Portman
S.M.: Natalie Portman

Should win:
A.H.: Natalie Portman
M.O.: Natalie Portman
S.M.: Natalie Portman

Should have been nominated:
A.H.: Amy Adams, “Arrival”
M.O.: Annette Bening, “20th Century Women”
S.M.: Greta Gerwig, “Maggie’s Plan”


Casey Affleck in “Manchester By The Sea.” (Claire Folger/Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios via AP)

ACTOR

Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”
Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
Denzel Washington, “Fences”
Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”
Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”

Will win:
A.H.: Casey Affleck
M.O.: Casey Affleck
S.M.: Casey Affleck

Should win:
A.H.: Casey Affleck
M.O.: Casey Affleck
S.M.: Denzel Washington

Should have been nominated:
A.H.: Don Cheadle, “Miles Ahead”
M.O.: Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nocturnal Animals”
S.M.: Joel Edgerton, “Loving”


Denzel Washingto and Viola Davis in “Fences.” (David Lee/ Paramount Pictures)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Viola Davis, “Fences”
Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”
Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”
Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”
Nicole Kidman, “Lion”

Will win:
A.H.: Viola Davis
M.O.: Viola Davis
S.M.: Viola Davis

Should win:
A.H.: Viola Davis
M.O.: Viola Davis
S.M.: Viola Davis

Should have been nominated:
A.H.: Janelle Monae, “Moonlight” and/or “Hidden Figures”
M.O.: Elle Fanning, “20th Century Women”
S.M.: Molly Shannon, “Other People”


Mahershala Ali, left, in “Moonlight.” (Courtesy of A24)

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”
Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel, “Lion”
Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”

Will win:
A.H.: Mahershala Ali
M.O.: Mahershala Ali
S.M.: Mahershala Ali

Should win:
A.H.: Mahershala Ali
M.O.: Mahershala Ali
S.M.: Mahershala Ali

Should have been nominated:
A.H.: Ralph Fiennes, “Hail, Caesar!” and/or “A Bigger Splash”
M.O.: Simon Helberg, “Florence Foster Jenkins”
S.M.: Issei Ogata, “Silence”


Kevin Wiggins, left, and Jeff Bridges in “Hell or High Water.” (Lorey Sebastian/CBS Films)

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“La La Land”
“Hell or High Water”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“The Lobster”
“20th Century Women”

Will win:
A.H.: “Manchester by the Sea”
M.O.: “La La Land”
S.M.: “Manchester by the Sea”

Should win:
A.H.: “Hell or High Water”
M.O.: “Hell or High Water”
S.M.: “Manchester by the Sea”

Should have been nominated:
A.H.: “Paterson”
M.O.: “Paterson”
S.M.: “Sing Street”


“Moonlight.” (Courtesy of A24)

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“Moonlight”
“Arrival”
“Lion”
“Fences”
“Hidden Figures”

Will win:
A.H.: “Moonlight”
M.O.: “Moonlight”
S.M.: “Moonlight”

Should win:
A.H.: “Moonlight”
M.O.: “Moonlight”
S.M.: “Moonlight”

Should have been nominated:
A.H.: “Love & Friendship”
M.O.: “Love & friendship”
S.M.: “Nocturnal Animals”

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