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2017 Oscar Predictions


Tonight, my friends, is the night. It’s the biggest night in Hollywood and while most of you out there could care less, it’s still something that movie-nerds such as myself have been waiting for this past year. All of the predictions, ideas, conclusions, twists, turns and stories, have now all come down to this.

So, without further ado, here are my predictions for the night ahead:

 

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BEST PICTURE:
WILL WIN: La La Land
SHOULD WIN: La La Land
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Moonlight
IF THE ACADEMY WANTED TO SHOW THAT IT’S FINALLY ACCEPTING OF SCI-FI FOR ONCE: Arrival

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BEST ACTRESS:
WILL WIN: Emma Stone
SHOULD WIN: Emma Stone
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Isabelle Huppert
IF THE THE ACADEMY JUST WANTED TO AWARD HER BECAUSE SHE GOT NOMINATED AND SHOWED UP, AGAIN: Meryl Streep

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BEST ACTOR:
WILL WIN: Denzel Washington
SHOULD WIN: Casey Affleck
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Casey Affleck
IF THE ACADEMY WAS WILLING TO LET HIM GO UP ON-STAGE AND GIVE A SILLY SPEECH: Viggo Mortensen

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
WILL WIN: Mahershala Ali
SHOULD WIN: Mahershala Ali
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Jeff Bridges
IF THE ACADEMY WANTED TO GIVE NOCTURNAL ANIMALS RANDOM LOVE: Michael Shannon

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
WILL WIN: Viola Davis
SHOULD WIN: Viola Davis
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Michelle Williams
IF THE ACADEMY WANTED TO TICK ME OFF BY GIVING THE MOST OVERRATED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR AN AWARD: Naomie Harris (seriously, is something wrong with me, or am I the only one?!?)

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BEST ANIMATED FILM:
WILL WIN: Zootopia
SHOULD WIN: The Red Turtle
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Moana
IF THE ACADEMY WANTED US TO SCRATCH OUR HEADS: My Life as a Zucchini

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BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING:
WILL WIN: Suicide Squad
SHOULD WIN: Suicide Squad
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Star Trek Beyond
IF THE ACADEMY WANTED TO PISS EVERYONE OFF: Suicide Squad

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
WILL WIN: James Laxton for Moonlight
SHOULD WIN: James Laxton for Moonlight
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Rodrigo Prieto for Silence (cause, hey, why not? The movie’s not nominated for anything else!)

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BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
WILL WIN: La La Land
SHOULD WIN: La La Land
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Florence Foster Jenkins

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BEST DIRECTOR:
WILL WIN: Damien Chazelle
SHOULD WIN: Damien Chazelle
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Barry Jenkins

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BEST DOCUMENTARY:
WILL WIN: O.J.: Made in America
SHOULD WIN: O.J.: Made in America
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: I Am Not Your Negro

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BEST FILM EDITING, SOUND EDITING, MIXING AND VISUAL EFFECTS:
WILL WIN: La La Land
SHOULD WIN: La La Land

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BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
WILL WIN: The Salesman
SHOULD WIN: Toni Erdmann
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: A Man Called Ove
IF THE ACADEMY REALLY WANTED TO STICK IT TO TRUMP:
“All nominees”

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BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
WILL WIN: Justin Hurwitz for La La Land
SHOULD WIN: Justin Hurwitz for La La Land
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Thomas Newman for Passengers (that would be hilarious)

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BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
WILL WIN: “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from La La Land
SHOULD WIN: “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from La La Land
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: “City of Stars” from La La Land (yeah, either way, La La Land‘s going to win this one)

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BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
WILL WIN: Moonlight
SHOULD WIN: Moonlight
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Hidden Figures

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BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
WILL WIN: La La Land
SHOULD WIN: The Lobster
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Manchester by the Sea

Enjoy the show, everyone! Let’s hope it’s a goodie!

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2 responses to “2017 Oscar Predictions

  1. Stephen Parthimos February 26, 2017 at 10:42 am

    ‘My Life as a Zucchini’ winning Best Animated Film will be completely out of left field but i’d rather that film i had never heard of winning over ‘Zootopia’ tbh haha

  2. therecoveringcynic March 24, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    You’re not alone! I totally found Naomi Harris’ performance overcooked. And I’ve read that she was hesitant to take any roles that fall into stereotypes, like her role in Moonlight, but Jenkins convinced her to take it. She should’ve trusted her gut.

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