Oscar 2017 predix

With a little over 3 hours left to go before the Oscar nominations are announced for the 89th Academy Awards, in keeping with an annual tradition, here are my last-minute predictions across 18 major categories.

Best Film
HELL OR HIGH WATER
HIDDEN FIGURES
LA LA LAND
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
MOONLIGHT

If the Academy nominates 6 films, then the film that gets in will be
FENCES
If the Academy nominates 7 films, then
ARRIVAL
If they go with 8 films,
LION
If 9, then
HACKSAW RIDGE
And with 10,
SILENCE

Potential Spoilers- LOVING, SULLY
Dark Horses- JACKIE, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
Surreal Long Shot- DEADPOOL

Best Director
Damien Chazelle LA LA LAND
Barry Jenkins MOONLIGHT
Kenneth Lonergan MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Martin Scorsese SILENCE
Denis Villeneuve ARRIVAL

Extremely Likely- David Mackenzie HELL OR HIGH WATER
Potential Spoilers- Garth Davis LION, Mel Gibson HACKSAW RIDGE, Denzel Washington FENCES
Dark Horse- Tom Ford NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
Unlikely Long Shot- Pablo Larrain JACKIE

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Casey Affleck MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Andrew Garfield HACKSAW RIDGE
Ryan Gosling LA LA LAND
Viggo Mortensen CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
Denzel Washington FENCES

Potential Spoilers- Joel Edgerton LOVING, Tom Hanks SULLY
Dark Horses- Jake Gyllenhaal NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, Michael Keaton THE FOUNDER
Possible Long Shot- Adam Driver PATERSON
Extremely Long Shot- Andrew Garfield SILENCE

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Amy Adams ARRIVAL
Isabelle Huppert ELLE
Natalie Portman JACKIE
Emma Stone LA LA LAND
Meryl Streep FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

Potential Spoiler- Annette Bening 20TH CENTURY WOMEN
Dark Horse- Ruth Negga LOVING
Possible Long Shots- Emily Blunt THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, Taraji P. Henson HIDDEN FIGURES
Unlikely Long Shot- Jessica Chastain MISS SLOANE

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali MOONLIGHT
Jeff Bridges HELL OR HIGH WATER
Hugh Grant FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
Lucas Hedges MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Dev Patel LION

Potential Spoiler- Michael Shannon NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
Dark Horses- Kevin Costner HIDDEN FIGURES, Ben Foster HELL OR HIGH WATER, Aaron Taylor Johnson NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
Possible Long Shot- Issey Ogata SILENCE

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis FENCES
Naomie Harris MOONLIGHT
Nicole Kidman LION
Octavia Spencer HIDDEN FIGURES
Michelle Williams MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

Potential Spoiler- Janelle Monae HIDDEN FIGURES
Dark Horse- Great Gerwig 20TH CENTURY WOMEN

Best Foreign Film
Under Sandet LAND OF MINE Denmark
TONI ERDMANN Germany
Forushande THE SALESMAN Iran
En Man Som Heter Ove A MAN CALLED OVE Sweden
Ma Vie De Courgette MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI Switzerland

Potential Spoilers- TANNA Australia, PARADISE Russia
Dark Horse- Juste La Fin Du Monde IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD Canada
Unlikely Long Shot- Kongens Nei THE KING’S CHOICE Norway

Best Animated Feature
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
MOANA
MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI
THE RED TURTLE
ZOOTOPIA

Potential Spoilers- FINDING DORY, YOUR NAME
Dark Horses- THE LITTLE PRINCE, SING!
Possible Long Shot- MISS HOKUSAI
Extreme Long Shots- SAUSAGE PARTY, TROLLS

Best Documentary
13TH
CAMERAPERSON
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
OJ: MADE IN AMERICA
WEINER

Extremely Likely- LIFE ANIMATED
Potential Spoilers- GLEASON, THE IVORY GAME, TOWER
Dark Horses- THE EAGLE HUNTRESS, FIRE AT SEA
Unlikely Long Shot- HOOLIGAN SPARROW

Best Original Screenplay
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
HELL OR HIGH WATER
LA LA LAND
THE LOBSTER
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

Potential Spoilers- 20TH CENTURY WOMEN, JACKIE
Dark Horses- I DANIEL BLAKE, ZOOTOPIA
Surreal Long Shot- TONI ERDMANN

Best Adapted Screenplay
ARRIVAL
FENCES
HIDDEN FIGURES
LION
MOONLIGHT

Potential Spoiler- NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
Dark Horses- HACKSAW RIDGE, SILENCE
Possible Long Shot- LOVING
Unlikely Long Shot- DEADPOOL, LOVE & FRIENDSHIP, SULLY

Best Production Design
ARRIVAL
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
HAIL, CAESAR!
JACKIE
LA LA LAND

Potential Spoilers- NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, SILENCE
Dark Horses- DOCTOR STRANGE, THE HANDMAIDEN
Unlikely Long Shots- HIDDEN FIGURES, LIVE BY NIGHT, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

Best Cinematography
ARRIVAL
LA LA LAND
LION
MOONLIGHT
SILENCE

Potential Spoiler- NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
Dark Horse- JACKIE
Possible Long Shots- HACKSAW RIDGE, HELL OR HIGH WATER
Vote Siphoner- HAIL, CAESAR!
Extremely Long Shots- LIVE BY NIGHT, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

Best Editing
ARRIVAL
HACKSAW RIDGE
LA LA LAND
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
MOONLIGHT

Potential Spoiler- HELL OR HIGH WATER
Dark Horses- NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, SILENCE, SULLY
Possible Long Shot- LION

Best Original Score
THE BFG
JACKIE
LA LA LAND
LION
MOONLIGHT

Extremely Likely- NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
Potential Spoiler- ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
Dark Horse- FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
Unlikely Long Shots- HIDDEN FIGURES, THE JUNGLE BOOK, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

Best Sound Mixing
ARRIVAL
DEEPWATER HORIZON
HACKSAW RIDGE
LA LA LAND
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

Potential Spoiler- THE JUNGLE BOOK
Dark Horses- FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, SULLY
Possible Long Shot- SILENCE
Unlikely Long Shots- HELL OR HIGH WATER, PATRIOT’S DAY

Best Sound Editing
ARRIVAL
HACKSAW RIDGE
LA LA LAND
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
SULLY

Potential Spoiler- DEEPWATER HORIZON
Dark Horses- THE JUNGLE BOOK, PATRIOT’S DAY
Possible Long Shots- FANTASTIC BEASTS OR WHERE TO FIND THEM, HELL OR HIGH WATER
Unlikely Long Shots- DEADPOOL, DOCTOR STRANGE

Best Visual Effects
ARRIVAL
DOCTOR STRANGE
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
THE JUNGLE BOOK
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

Potential Spoiler- KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
Dark Horses- CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, DEEPWATER HORIZON
Extremely Long Shots- THE BFG, PASSENGERS

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32 Responses to “Oscar 2017 predix”

  1. Awesome predictions. You have nailed the nominations…

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  2. “La La Land”, a whimsical ode to Hollywood musicals of the past, tied the record set by “Titanic” and “All About Eve” by bagging 14 nods at the 89th Academy Awards nominations announced on Tuesday.

    The candy-coloured love story earned nods for best picture, best director for 32-year old Damien Chazelle and best actress and actor nods for its lead stars, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling at the nominations.

    The Academy, which faced a lot of criticism for its lack of diversity for last two years, addressed the topic by nominating actors like Denzel Washington, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Ruth Negga, Mahershala Ali, British-Indian Dev Patel, Naomie Harris and films like “Hidden Figures” and “Fences” and “13th”.

    “La La Land”, about two dreamers trying to make it big in the city as they fall in love, will face competition at the Academy awards next month from sci-fi drama “Arrival” and “Moonlight”, with both landing a total of eight nominations.

    Jimmy Kimmel will host this year’s ceremony on February 26.

    http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/la-la-land-earns-record-14-oscar-nominations/20170124.htm

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  3. RajRoshan Says:

    I don’t think La La Land will win best picture..Moonlight kind of movie have better chance at Oscars. Best actor also I doubt. But I would love to see Emma Stone winning and rooting for her. She was just magical in La La Land 🙂

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    • RajRoshan how prophetic your comment turned out!! But at the same time you got your wish for Emma Stone winning the best actress fulfilled!! You are bang on with your predictions man & wishes as well 😉

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  4. I’ve probably seen fewer films this year than in years past, but as always your article on your favorites from the year is one of my year’s cinematic highlights…This list is intriguing, but I still need the main event!

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  5. Always fascinating that you must have watched all these films to be in a position to predict nominations.

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  6. WTF just happened at the Oscars? Super glad for Moonlight, but that finish was crazy!

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  7. This is amazing.

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  8. Best Picture
    MOONLIGHT

    Best Director
    Damian Chapelle LA LA LAND

    Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Casey Affleck MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

    Best Actress in a Leading Role
    Emma Stone LA LA LAND

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Mahershala Ali MOONLIGHT

    Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    Viola Davis FENCES

    Best Foreign Film
    THE SALESMAN Iran

    Best Animated Film
    ZOOTOPIA

    Best Documentary Feature
    O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA

    Best Original Screenplay
    MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

    Best Adapted Screenplay
    MOONLIGHT

    Best Production Design
    LA LA LAND

    Best Cinematography
    LA LA LAND

    Best Editing
    HACKSAW RIDGE

    Best Original Score
    LA LA LAND

    Best Original Song
    City Of Stars LA LA LAND

    Best Sound Mixing
    HACKSAW RIDGE

    Best Sound Editing
    ARRIVAL

    Best Visual Effects
    THE JUNGLE BOOK

    Best Costumes
    FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

    Best Hair & Makeup
    SUICIDE SQUAD

    Best Short Film
    SING

    Best Animated Short
    PIPER

    Best Documentary Short
    THE WHITE HELMETS

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  9. Damian *Chazelle*

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  10. It is all La La land on a moonlight day!

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    • Actually, La La Land didn’t end up winning as much it was touted to. Ever since the Golden Globes, there was a growing diminishing revaluation of the film, and in a politically charged year it was seeming to light a film to reward no matter how technically superior.

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  11. Late Veteran Actor Om Puri Honoured At Oscars 2017
    By
    Koimoi.com Team –
    February 27, 2017

    Om Puri, whose repertoire as an actor reflected a rare realism and was popular for films like East Is East, Gandhi, City of Joy and Wolf, was honoured at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony in the In Memoriam montage.

    Om Puri, who died after a heart attack in Mumbai, India in January earlier this year, got a musical tribute by Grammy and Tony-nominated singer and songwriter Sara Bareilles.

    Bareilles delivered a special performance of the Joni Mitchell song “Both sides now”. A visibly emotional actress Jennifer Aniston introduced the memoriam segment. Om Puri was remembered at the awards ceremony, which was held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday.
    He was included in the annual montage along with Carrie Fisher, Prince, Gene Wilder, Michael Cimino, Patty Duke, Garry Marshall, Anton Yelchin, Mary Tyler Moore, Curtis Hanson and John Hurt.

    Bareilles created an emotional moment as she rendered the song in memory of all the departed souls. While not in the video presentation, actor Bill Paxton, who died the night before, was mentioned by Aniston before Bareilles took the stage.

    Om Puri was known for his deep baritone and different acting style, as well as craggy, pockmarked but distinctive face. He had an affinity towards socially relevant cinema.

    A National School of Drama alumnus, Om Puri nurtured an international career, which started with a cameo in Richard Attenborough’s iconic “Gandhi”.

    Among some of his British films were “My Son the Fanatic“, “East Is East” and “The Parole Officer“. He also appeared in Hollywood films including “City of Joy“, “Wolf” and “The Ghost and the Darkness“.

    A Padma Shri awardee and National Award-winner, Om Puri was also made the honorary officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services to the British film industry.

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  12. Disappointed with best picture winner. It was my least favourite among the top 4 and liked LLL, HR and MBTS much more. Glad that Stone and Affleck won though.

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    • I haven’t seen Moonlight to comment.

      I am not sure the criteria for best picture but it IMO should be best in all the departments overall.

      Last year Oscars was not so white, so it is possible that they did reverse bias. I was talking with my Iranian colleague and he said The Salesman was not deserving and probably got the award because of all the things happening in US.

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  13. A Brief Analysis Of Some of 2017’s Oscar Best Picture Nominees
    [Has SPOILERS]
    Great Bong
    https://greatbong.net/2017/02/26/a-brief-analysis-of-some-of-2017s-oscar-best-picture-nominees/

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  14. Donald Trump Blames Oscars Fail On Show’s Political Tone
    World | Agence France-Presse | Updated: February 28, 2017 06:16 IST

    Donald Trump Blames Oscars Fail On Show’s Political Tone

    Donald Trump said organizers took their eyes off the ball as they ‘were focused so hard on politics.’
    Los Angeles: President Donald Trump said Monday the chaos that erupted at the end of the Oscars was due to Hollywood obsessing about him rather than concentrating on running a smooth show.

    In an Oval Office interview with conservative website Breitbart News, Trump said Oscars organizers had taken their eyes off the ball because they “were focused so hard on politics.”

    “It was a little sad. It took away from the glamour of the Oscars,” he told the site, which was previously managed by Steve Bannon, who now serves as Trump’s chief White House strategist.

    “It didn’t feel like a very glamorous evening. I’ve been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad.”

    Trump’s comments came after Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty mistakenly presented the best picture statuette at the climax of the ceremony to “La La Land,” when “Moonlight” was the real winner.

    The mixup, which made for a chaotic end to ABC’s telecast of the show, has been described as one of the most embarrassing moments in Oscars history.

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  15. sabina lamba Retweeted
    Moneyश‏ @iMoneysh Feb 27
    Last year : Spotlight
    This year : Moonlight
    Next year : #Tubelight ?

    #Oscars

    #BhaiRoxx

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  16. Bachchan on Oscars-
    An opportunity to see the honour being given to the deserving in creative talent .. an opportunity to see the emotions of those that come out victorious with their recognition .. that come out from no expectation and excel .. the gratitude they express to the great institution they all represent, and in a sense pay homage to their own community …

    There is without a shadow of doubt, their ability to convey express and deliver in their own independent manner, their personal achievement, their gratefulness to the pattern of the votes, their colleagues that get nominated along with them, their colleagues that have worked with them, and their grace to their Mother’s .. all of them, with no exception have that thank you moment for their Mother, and just after, to their partners or husbands and wives and family ..

    Our Awards do not follow these lines of appreciation ..

    Our gratitude is to the maker of the film …PERIOD !! Occasionally the first timers are so tongue tied, which I dare say is a phenomena, even the very blessed need to contend with, that it adds to the discomfort of the moment. The emotions rise, tears swell up, those that receive try hard to exercise a semblance of control, though the family and friends that sit in the audience deliver better run of tears and depth of emotion ..

    Pictures do not always depict the true feelings of those that win against several others .. the hurt and the factor of disillusionment weighing heavy on them that lose … but the camaraderie never disappears ..

    It is enlightening to see the young in fresh color and strength and without a worry on them . … and equally the older and elder generation that have been through the exercise several times over, and are aware of its rise and fall ..

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