Yes, I've been burnt by predicting Christopher Nolan too many times, so I'm anticipating mostly techs and maybe Best Picture in a field of 7-10.
If Ali wins Best Supporting Actor, all four winners will be fictional characters which hasn't happened since 1997, so I figure that next year the Oscars will be back to awarding actors who play real people at least in the leading categories.
I'm not sold on the director of Marshall since Reginald Hudlin has directed mostly comedies, but Thurgood Marshall seems like a very baity role for Chadwick Boseman. On the other hand, Stephen Frears and Judi Dench reteaming again for her to take on playing Queen Victoria again seems like a match made in Oscar heaven or Oscar hell for some people. The only cons are that she has won before, and Oscar isn't kind to older actresses, but I don't think that either will be an issue with Dench since other actors just love her, and it's been quite awhile since her Supporting win. If the movie hits, it feels like it would be the right time for her to finally win a leading Oscar.
ETA: I totally blanked on Gary Oldman in Winston Churchill. I do wonder if John Lithgow and The Crown, and the other Churchill film with Brian Cox being released before Oldman's Churchill film will end up hurting Darkest Hour and Oldman's chances.
Judi Dench - Mrs Brown Part II Cate Blanchett - Manifesto (I'm not sure if the movie is eligible, in addition the film needs a good campaign to obviate how experimental the movie is. But if the film is eligible and has a good campaign plus the fact that is Cate Blanchett) Steve Carell and Emma Stone - Battle of the Sexes (Especially if Emma Stone does not win the Oscar for La La Land) Michelle Pfeiffer - Murder on the Orient Express (This could be the Comeback)