My Oscar Predications!

Finally, the Oscar nominees have been announced! This begins the road and the speculation to the Academy Awards and who might take home the coveted statues come that night. So I will run through the nominees for most of the categories, excluding the ones where I can’t really say much as I have not seen the films, and give you my take on who I want to win, who I think will win, and a possible dark horse choice.

Adapted Screenplay

  1. Arrival
  2. Fences
  3. Hidden Figures
  4. Lion
  5. Moonlight
  • Who I want to win – Moonlight
  • Who I think will win – Moonlight
  • Dark Horse – Arrival

Original Screenplay:

  1. Hell or High Water
  2. La La Land
  3. The Lobster
  4. Manchester by the Sea
  5. 20th Century Women
  • Who I want to win – La La Land
  • Who I think will win – La La Land
  • Dark Horse – The Lobster

Visusal Effects:

  1. Deepwater Horizon
  2. Doctor Strange
  3. The Jungle Book
  4. Kubo and the Two Strings
  5. Rouge One: A Star Wars Story
  • Who I want to win – Rouge One
  • Who I think will win – The Jungle Book
  • Dark Horse – Doctor Strange

Original Song:

  1. Audition (The Fools Who Dream) – La La Land
  2. Can’t Stop the Feeling – Trolls
  3. City of Stars – La La Land
  4. The Empty Chair – Jim: The James Foley Story
  5. How Far I’ll Go – Moana
  • Who I want to win – Audition
  • Who I think will win – City of Stars
  • Dark Horse – How Far I’ll Go

Original Score:

  1. Jackie – Mica Levi
  2. La La Land – Justin Hurwitz
  3. Lion – Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka
  4. Moonlight – Nicholas Britell
  5. Passengers – Thomas Newman
  • Who I want to win – La La Land
  • Who I think will win – La La Land
  • Dark Horse – Jackie

Cinematography:

  1. Arrival – Bradford Young
  2. La La Land -Linus Sandgren
  3. Lion – Greig Fraser
  4. Moonlight – James Laxton
  5. Silence – Rodrigo Prieto
  • Who I want to win – La La Land
  • Who I think will win – La La Land
  • Dark Horse – Arrival

Animated Feature Film:

  1. Kubo and the Two Strings
  2. Moana
  3. My Life As A Zucchini
  4. The Red Turtle
  5. Zootopia
  • Who I want to win – Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Who I think will win – Zootopia
  • Dark Horse – Moana

Actor in a Supporting Role:

  1. Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
  2. Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
  3. Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
  4. Dev Patel – Lion
  5. Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals
  • Who I want to win – Mahershala Ali
  • Who I think will win – Michael Shannon
  • Dark Horse – Jeff Bridges

Actress in a Supporting Role:

  1. Viola Davis – Fences
  2. Naomie Harris – Moonlight
  3. Nicole Kidman – Lion
  4. Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
  5. Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
  • Who I want to win – Viola Davis
  • Who I think will win – Viola Davis
  • Dark Horse – Naomie Harris or Michelle Williams

Directing:

  1. Arrival – Denis Villeneuve
  2. Hacksaw Ridge – Mel Gibson
  3. La La Land – Damien Chazelle
  4. Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan
  5. Moonlight – Barry Jenkins
  • Who I want to win – Damien Chazelle
  • Who I think will win – Damien Chazelle
  • Dark Horse – Barry Jenkins

Actor in a Leading Role:

  1. Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
  2. Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
  3. Ryan Gosling – La La Land
  4. Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
  5. Denzel Washington – Fences
  • Who I want to win – Andrew Garfield
  • Who I think will win – Casey Affleck
  • Dark Horse – Denzel Washington

Actress in a Leading Role

  1. Isabelle Huppert – Elle
  2. Ruth Negga – Loving
  3. Natalie Portman – Jackie
  4. Emma Stone – La La Land
  5. Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Who I want to win – Emma Stone
  • Who I think will win – Isabelle Huppert
  • Dark Horse – Natalie Portman

Best Picture:

  1. Arrival
  2. Fences
  3. Hacksaw Ridge
  4. Hell or High Water
  5. Hidden Figures
  6. La La Land
  7. Lion
  8. Manchester by the Sea
  9. Moonlight
  • Who I want to win – La La land
  • Who I think will win – La La Land
  • Dark Horse – Moonlight

 

 

 

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