Sunday, February 26, 2017

My 2017 Oscar Predictions

It is one of my favorite days of the year! For two reasons this year since it is also Chris' birthday today. Happy Birthday to my lovely husband (who so graciously agreed to watch the Oscars with me tonight even though award shows aren't exactly his cup of tea). I definitely have a great man on my hands! I'll share more about his celebration soon. Today, I want to quickly fill you in on my predictions for each of the coveted Oscar nominations.

I watched nearly every nominated movie in all of the categories this year so I am extra excited to see who takes home each Oscar. There weren't any of the nine Best Picture nominees that I didn't enjoy on some level. Of course, some I liked better than others, but each had an interesting story to tell. I recommend watching them all when you have a chance.  I'll rank the Best Picture nominees (and the shorts categories) in order of how I preferred the films. For all other categories, I'll indicate my favorite with asterisks as well as who I predict will actually win the OSCAR.

Best Picture
1 - Hidden Figures
2 - Hacksaw Ridge
3 - Fences
4 - Moonlight
5 - La La Land
6 - Manchester by the Sea
7 - Hell or High Water
8 - Lion
9 - Arrival

OSCAR goes to La La Land.

Actor in Leading Role
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
*Ryan Gosling, La La Land*
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

OSCAR goes to Denzel Washington, Fences.

Actor in Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
*Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals*

OSCAR goes to Mahershala Ali, Moonlight.

Actress in Leading Role
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
*Natalie Portman, Jackie*
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

OSCAR goes to Emma Stone, La La Land.

Actress in Supporting Role
*Viola Davis, Fences*
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

OSCAR goes to Viola Davis, Fences.

Animated Short Film
1 - Pearl
2 - Piper
3 - Blind Vaysha
4 - Pear Cider and Cigarettes
5 - Borrowed Time

OSCAR goes to Piper.

Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
*Barry Jenkins, Moonlight*

OSCAR goes to Damien Chazelle, La La Land.

Documentary (Feature)
Fire at Sea (did not see)
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated (did not see)
*O.J.: Made in America*

OSCAR goes to 13th.

Documentary (Short Subject)
1 - Joe's Violin
2 - Watani: My Homeland
3 - The White Helmets
4 - Extremis
5 - 4.1 Miles

OSCAR goes to The White Helmets.

Live Action Short Film
1 - Sing
2 - La Femme et le TGV
3 - Timecode
4 - Silent Nights
5 - Ennemis Interieurs

OSCAR goes to Timecode.

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
*Hidden Figures*

OSCAR goes to Hidden Figures.

Writing (Original Screenplay)
Hell or High Water
*La La Land*
The Lobster (did not see)
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women (did not see)

OSCAR goes to La La Land.

Did you see any of the nominated films? Which did you enjoy?

Andrea :)