Oscars 2017 Preview

Here are our predictions for the 2017 Oscars this year!  Take them to the bank!  This list only includes the major categories, not the small ones.

Best Picture:

“Fences”

“Arrival”

“La La Land”

“Moonlight”

“Hacksaw Ridge”

“Hell or High Water”

“Hidden Figures”

“Manchester by the Sea”

“Lion”

Who should Win:  “La La Land”

Who will Win:  “La La Land”

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Best Director:

Denis Villeneuve “Arrival”

Damien Chazelle “La La Land”

Barry Jenkins “Moonlight”

Kenneth Lonergan “Manchester by the Sea”

Mel Gibson “Hacksaw Ridge”

Who should Win:  Damien Chazelle “La La Land”

Who will Win:  Damien Chazelle “La La Land”

Who could Win with the Upset:  Barry Jenkins “Moonlight”

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Best Actor:

Casey Affleck “Manchester by the Sea”

Andrew Garfield “Hacksaw Ridge”

Ryan Gosling “La La Land”

Viggo Mortensen “Captain Fantastic”

Denzel Washington “Fences”

Who should Win:  Casey Affleck

Who will Win:  Casey Affleck

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Best Actress:

Isabelle Huppert “Elle”

Emma Stone “La La Land”

Natalie Portman “Jackie”

Ruth Negga “Loving”

Meryl Streep “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Who should Win:  Emma Stone

Who will Win:  Emma Stone

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Best Supporting Actor

Dev Patel “Lion”

Mahershala Ali “Moonlight”

Jeff Bridges “Hell or High Water”

Lucas Hedges “Manchester by the Sea”

Michael Shannon “Nocturnal Animals”

Who should Win:  Mahershala Ali

Who will Win:  Mahershala Ali

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Best Supporting Actress:

Viola Davis “Fences”

Michelle Williams “Manchester by the Sea”

Octavia Spencer “Hidden Figures”

Naomi Harris “Moonlight”

Nicole Kidman “Lion”

Who should Win:  Michelle Williams

Who will Win:  Viola Davis

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Best Animated Film:

“Kubo and the Two Strings”

“Zootopia”

“Moana”

“My Life as a Zucchini”

“The Red Turtle”

Who should Win:  “Kubo and the Two Strings”

Who will Win:  It’s a huge toss up.  Either “Moana” or “Zootopia”  I would vote for “Moana.”

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*Other notable winners will include “La La Land” for cinematography, Soundtrack and Best Song with “Audition.”  Expect “La La Land” to win Big  this year!  Although “Moonlight” might surprise us with a few upsets. 

 

 

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