I have been watching the Oscars since I was about 12 or 13 years old. I have always loved film, although my perception of Hollywood has changed over the years. Nonetheless, I still look forward to watching the biggest event of the movie awards season.
I usually enter an Oscar pool with a few friends, but in the past I always lost because I chose who I thought was most deserving over who was realistically going to win. A few years ago I stopped that, and as a result I have won a couple of times. We will see how I fare this year.
Without further ado, here are my predictions on who will win the Academy Awards in 2017…or, as Jim Carrey put it in an Oscars telecast years ago,” Who will get to take home THE LORD of all knick-knacks?!”
Best Picture – La La Land (Moonlight SHOULD be the winner; it’s a far better movie. However, Hollywood loves pictures about itself more than anything).
Director – Damien Chazelle, La La Land (but Barry Jenkins should win for Moonlight).
Actress in a Leading Role – Emma Stone, La La Land (but Natalie Portman SHOULD win.)
Actor in a Leading Role – Denzel Washington, Fences (Casey Affleck has too much controversy right now, although he was the favourite in this category.)
Supporting Actress – Viola Davis, Fences
Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Foreign Film – The Salesman (Iran)
Makeup and Hairstyling – Star Trek: Beyond
Cinematography – La La Land (but Arrival should win).
Film Editing – La La Land
Live Action Short – Silent Nights
Sound Mixing – La La Land (again, Arrival should win).
Visual Effects – The Jungle Book (Kubo and the Two Strings SHOULD win…the visuals are so unique and interesting).
Original Score – La La Land
Original Song – City of Stars, La La Land
Sound Editing – Hacksaw Ridge
Original Screenplay – Manchester by the Sea
Adapted Screenplay – Moonlight (YES!)
Costume Design – Jackie
Documentary Feature – O.J. Made in America (I Am Not Your Negro SHOULD win).
Documentary Short – White Helmets
Production Design – La La Land (but it should be Arrival).
Animated Feature – Zootopia (but it should be Kubo and the Two Strings).
Animated Short – Piper (I have actually seen Piper and Pearl! But I think Piper will win. It’s pretty awesome).
There you have it! What do you think? Do you agree? Disagree? Or do you think the Oscars are just self-congratulatory nonsense (AHEM: La La Land?!) Comment below!
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