Oscar Predictions 2017

Here are my Oscar Predictions for 2017!

BEST PICTURE

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FENCES
HACKSAW RIDGE
HELL OR HIGH WATER
HIDDEN FIGURES
LA LA LAND
LION
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
MOONLIGHT

Damien Chazelle’s contemporary musical is by far the best picture front runner.  Something I’ve been pretty positive about since September and after scoring a whopping 14 nominations it would seem that I was right.  After all Hollywood loves movies about Hollywood

BEST ACTOR

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Casey Affleck – MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Andrew Garfield – HACKSAW RIDGE
Ryan Gosling – LA LA LAND
Viggo Mortensen – CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
Denzel Washington – FENCES

This is Casey Affleck’s Oscar to lose as he was fantastic in Manchester by the Sea as a emotionally troubled janitor who is grieving his brothers death.  However Denzel Washington is a very strong contender here after winning the SAG award last month.

BEST ACTRESS

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Isabelle Huppert – ELLE
Ruth Negga – LOVING
Natalie Portman – JACKIE
Emma Stone – LA LA LAND
Meryl Streep – FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

While the award will most likely go to Emma Stone for her performance in La La Land, I think that Natalie Portman deserves some recognition for her amazing portrayal of the former first lady.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

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Mahershala Ali – MOONLIGHT
Jeff Bridges – HELL OR HIGH WATER
Lucas Hedges – MANCHESTER ON THE SEA
Dev Patel – LION
Michael Shannon – NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

It was disappointing when the Hollywood Foreign Press passed over Ali at the Golden Globes however the Academy won’t make the same mistake.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

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Viola Davis – FENCES
Naomie Harris – MOONLIGHT
Nicole Kidman – LION
Octavia Spencer – HIDDEN FIGURES
Michelle Williams – MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

This is the one category that is completely clear this year.

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

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ARRIVAL
FENCES
HIDDEN FIGURES
LION
MOONLIGHT

Moonlight runs away with Best Adapted Screenplay as it is head and shoulders above the rest in contention.

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

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HELL OR HIGH WATER
LA LA LAND
THE LOBSTER
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
20TH CENTURY WOMEN

Kenneth Lonergan wins for his beautifully penned script, although La La Land may have a chance here.

BEST DIRECTING

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ARRIVAL
HACKSAW RIDGE
LA LA LAND
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
MOONLIGHT

This to me is the hardest category to pick.  I chose Jenkins because I can see the Academy splitting the Best Picture and Best Director awards as it has done in the past.  In all honesty, it can go either way.  I almost suspect Chazelle but my gut says Jenkins.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

zootopia.jpgKUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
MOANA
MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI
THE RED TURTLE
ZOOTOPIA

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
ARRIVAL
LA LA LAND
LION
MOONLIGHT
SILENCE

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
ALLIED
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
JACKIE
LA LA LAND

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
FIRE AT SEA
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
LIFE, ANIMATED
O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA
13TH

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
EXTREMIS
4.1 MILES
JOE’S VIOLIN
WATANI: MY HOMELAND
THE WHITE HELMETS

BEST FILM EDITING
ARRIVAL
HACKSAW RIDGE
HELL OR HIGH WATER
LA LA LAND
MOONLIGHT

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
LAND OF MINE
A MAN CALLED OVE
THE SALESMAN
TANNA
TONI ERDMANN

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
A MAN CALLED OVE
STAR TREK BEYOND
SUICIDE SQUAD

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
JACKIE
LA LA LAND
LION
MOONLIGHT
PASSENGERS

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” – LA LA LAND
“Can’t Stop The Feeling” – TROLLS
“City of Stars” – LA LA LAND
“The Empty Chair” – JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY
“How Far I’ll Go” – MOANA

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
ARRIVAL
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
HAIL, CAESAR!
LA LA LAND
PASSENGERS

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
ENNEMIS INTERIEURS
LA FEMME ET LE TGV
SILENT NIGHTS
SING
TIMECODE

BEST SOUND EDITING
ARRIVAL
DEEPWATER HORIZON
HACKSAW RIDGE
LA LA LAND
SULLY

BEST SOUND MIXING
ARRIVAL
HACKSAW RIDGE
LA LA LAND
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
DEEPWATER HORIZON
DOCTOR STRANGE
THE JUNGLE BOOK
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

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