Sunday, February 19, 2017

2017 #OSCARS: My Prediction in the Top 8 Categories

Below are my predictions for the Top 8 categories for the 89th annual Academy AwardsLast year I correctly predicted 6 of the Top 8 categories. Below I put in red the movie or person I want to win, and in blue the person I think actually will win.

  • “Arrival” 
  • “Fences” 
  • “Hacksaw Ridge”
  • “Hell or High Water”
  • “Hidden Figures”
  • “La La Land”
  • “Lion”
  • “Manchester by the Sea”
  • “Moonlight”
WILL WIN: La La Land.

  • Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival”
  • Mel Gibson, "Hacksaw Ridge"
  • Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
  • Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”
WILL WIN: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land.”
SHOULD WIN: Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival.”
Actress in a Leading Role:
  • Isabelle Huppert, “Elle
  • Ruth Negga, “Loving”
  • Natalie Portman, “Jackie”
  • Emma Stone, “La La Land”
  • Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
WILL WIN: Emma Stone, “La La Land.”
SHOULD WIN: Ruth Negga, “Loving.”

Actor in a Leading Role
  • Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Andrew Garfield, “Hackshaw Ridge”
  • Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”
  • Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”
  • Denzel Washington, “Fences”
WILL WIN: Denzel Washington, “Fences.”
SHOULD WIN: Ryan Gosling, “La La Land.”

Actress in a Supporting Role:
  • Viola Davis, “Fences
  • Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”
  • Nicole Kidman, “Lion”
  • Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”
  • Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
WILL WIN: Viola Davis, “Fences.”
SHOULD WIN: Viola Davis, “Fences.”

Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
  • Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”
  • Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Dev Patel, “Lion”
  • Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”
WILL WIN: Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals.”
SHOULD WIN: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight.”

Adapted Screenplay
  •  “Lion,” by Luke Davis
  •  “Arrival,” by Eric Heisserer
  •  “Moonlight,” by Barry Jenkins
  •  “Hidden Figures,” by Theodore Melfi and Allison Schroeder
  •  “Fences,” by August Wilson
WILL WIN: “Arrival”
SHOULD WIN: “Hidden Figures.”

Original Screenplay
  •  “Manchester by the Sea,” by Kenneth Lonergan,
  •  “Hell or High Water,” by Taylor Sheridan
  •  “La La Land,” by Damien Chazelle
  •  "20th Century Women," Mike Mills
  •  “The Lobster,” by Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos
WILL WIN: “La La Land.”
SHOULD WIN: “Manchester by the Sea.”

Total Nominations
  • La La Land - 14(!)
  • Moonlight and Arrival (8)
  • Hacksaw Ridge, Lion and Manchester by the Sea (6)
Total Wins
  • La La Land - (9)
  • Arrival (3)
  • Moonlight, Fences (2)
  • Star Wars: Rogue One, , Hacksaw Ridge, Lion and Manchester by the Sea, Hidden Figures (1)

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