Follow-up: Oscar Predictions


Earlier today I posted the rankings of the 43 movies I saw that were released in 2016. Included in those 43 were all nine of the films nominated for Best Picture at this weekend’s Academy Awards. I don’t think any of my favorite movies have a shot at winning (as most aren’t even nominated-COME ON! No nomination for “Drive It Like You Stole It” in the Best Song category for Sing Street ?). It seems the Oscar Gods are shining their light on La La Land this year, which I suppose is fine. It was my least favorite of those nominated, but less-deserving works have won in the past.

Below are my predictions for what will win the Oscars this weekend. I’ll add my picks for what should win in parentheses. Also not including Documentary or Short Film categories, as I have no idea on any of those.

Best Picture

La La Land (Moonlight)

Best Director

Damien Chazelle (Barry Jenkins)

Best Actor

Casey Affleck (same)

Best Actress

Emma Stone (same)

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali (Dev Patel)

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis (same)

Best Original Screenplay

Manchester By The Sea (same)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Moonlight (same)

Best Cinematography

La La Land (Moonlight)

Best Editing

La La Land (Moonlight)

Best Score

La La Land (same)

Best Song

City Of Stars (How Far I’ll Go)

Best Animated Film

Zootopia (same)

Best Production Design

La La Land (Arrival)

Best Sound Mixing

La La Land (Rogue One)

Best Sound Editing

La La Land (Hacksaw Ridge)

Best Costume Design

La La Land (Fantastic Beasts)

Best Visual Effects

Doctor Strange (Same)

Best Foreign Language Film

The Salesman (Toni Erdmann)

Best Makeup & Hair

Suicide Squad (Same)

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