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(Last Updated: March 2, 2017)

The fog has barely settled on the historic Best Picture win by Moonlight (and the drama surrounding the Academy's most embarrassing moment), but it's never too early to move on to the next awards season!

These predictions are totally insane because for every movie listed below, ten others haven't even been announced. Based on this past season, with a film like Moonlight being on no one's radar for most the year, there's no telling what small or large film could come out of nowhere to be the next Best Picture.

Some of the potential nominees include a P.T. Barnum biopic (The Greatest Showman), the latest from Alexander Payne (Downsizing), and director Dee Rees' Sundance film (Mudbound). And, Christopher Nolan may finally have an Oscar-friendly film on his hands with the eagerly anticipated Dunkirk.

Plus, Oscar-less performers like Jessica Chastain (Molly's Game), Rooney Mara (Mary Magdalene), and Gary Oldman (The Darkest Hour) have meaty roles coming out this year; which means their chances are high.

With it being insanely early, these predictions will definitely change as the year inches closer and closer to awards season.

Predicted nominees are listed below for most categories, with more to be added throughout the season. Predicted winners are in bold.

BEST PICTURE

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Luca Guadagnino, director

DOWNSIZING
Alexander Payne, director

DUNKIRK
Christopher Nolan, director

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
Michael Tracey, director

THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA
Steven Spielberg, director

MUDBOUND
Dee Rees, director

WIDOWS
Steve McQueen, director

WONDERSTRUCK
Todd Haynes, director

BEST DIRECTOR

Darren Aronofsky
MOTHER!

Todd Haynes
WONDERSTRUCK

Christopher Nolan
DUNKIRK

Alexander Payne
DOWNSIZING

Dee Rees
MUDBOUND

BEST ACTOR

Benedict Cumberbatch
THE CURRENT WAR

Matt Damon
DOWNSIZING

Hugh Jackman
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

Liam Neeson
FELT

Gary Oldman
THE DARKEST HOUR

BEST ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain
MOLLY'S GAME

Jennifer Lawrence
MOTHER!

Rooney Mara
MARY MAGDALENE

Emma Stone
BATTLE OF THE SEXES

Kristen Wiig
DOWNSIZING

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Armie Hammer
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Woody Harrelson
THE GLASS CASTLE

Ed Harris
MOTHER!

Garrett Hedlund
MUDBOUND

Andre Holland
WIDOWS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Mary J. Blige
MUDBOUND

Kirsten Dunst
THE BEGUILED

Cynthia Erivo
WIDOWS

Michelle Pfeiffer
MOTHER!

Michelle Williams
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

MORE CATEGORIES TO BE ADDED SOON!

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