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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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2015 Oscar Predictions

Well, everyone. It’s finally here! The biggest night of the year and needless to say, it’s going to be quite an interesting one. Not just with Chris Rock hosting and whatnot, but also due to the fact that it’s not really known who is going to win Best Picture, or a few others. But in all honesty, none of it matters, because what really matters is who wins, who loses and most importantly, who pulls a Travolta.

Without further ado, here are my picks for tonight’s Oscars. Let me know what you think of them down below!

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BEST PICTURE:
WILL WIN: The Revenant
SHOULD WIN: Spotlight
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: The Big Short
IF THE ACADEMY REALLY WANTED TO GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT: Mad Max: Fury Road

Room4BEST ACTRESS:
WILL WIN: Brie Larson
SHOULD WIN: Brie Larson
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Saoirse Ronan
IF THE ACADEMY FORGOT ABOUT PEOPLE PUBLICLY SAYING STUPID THINGS: Charlotte Rampling

Revenant1BEST ACTOR:
WILL WIN: Leonardo DiCaprio
SHOULD WIN: Michael Fassbender
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Matt Damon
IF THE ACADEMY JUST WANTED TO MAKE ANOTHER UPSET LIKE LAST YEAR’S RACE: Eddie Redmayne

Creed4BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
WILL WIN: Sylvester Stallone
SHOULD WIN: Tom Hardy
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Mark Rylance
IF THE ACADEMY WAS JUST GIVING THE TROPHY TO WHOEVER YELLED A LOT: Mark Ruffalo

Danish2BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
WILL WIN: Alicia Vikander
SHOULD WIN: Rooney Mara
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Kate Winslet
TECHNICALLY SHOULD BECAUSE SHE’S ACTUALLY A “SUPPORTING” ACTRESS: Kate Winslet

Inside1BEST ANIMATED FILM:
WILL WIN: Inside Out
SHOULD WIN: Inside Out
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Anomalisa
IF THE ACADEMY WAS DONE SCREWING OVER CHARLIE KAUFMAN: Anomalisa

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WILL WIN: The Revenant
SHOULD WIN: The Revenant
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Mad Max: Fury Road
IF THE ACADEMY WAS HAVING FUN AND JUST WANTED TO WATCH SOMEONE CRINGE THROUGH ANNOUNCING THIS TITLE: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

revenant4BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
WILL WIN: The Revenant 
SHOULD WIN: The Revenant 
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Sicario (Roger Deakins just don’t get any love)

Max3BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
WILL WIN: Mad Max: Fury Road
SHOULD WIN: Mad Max: Fury Road
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Cinderella

Alejandro-González-Iñárritu1BEST DIRECTOR:
WILL WIN: Alejandro González Iñárritu
SHOULD WIN: Alejandro González Iñárritu
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Adam McKay (Go Temple!)

Amy3BEST DOCUMENTARY:
WILL WIN: Amy
SHOULD WIN: The Look of Silence 
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: What Happened, Miss Simone? 

Max1BEST FILM EDITING, SOUND EDITING, MIXING AND VISUAL EFFECTS:
WILL WIN: Mad Max: Fury Road
SHOULD WIN: Mad Max: Fury Road

Saul1BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
WILL WIN: Son of Saul (still ashamed I have yet to see it!)
SHOULD WIN: Son of Saul
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Mustang

JohnWilliamsBEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
WILL WIN: John Williams
SHOULD WIN: John Williams
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Ennio Morricone

LadyGagaBEST ORIGINAL SONG:
WILL WIN: Lady Gaga’s “Til it Happens to You”
SHOULD WIN: Lady Gaga’s “Til it Happens to You”
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall” (although, I’d much rather have Radiohead’s Bond theme instead)

Short3BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
WILL WIN: The Big Short
SHOULD WIN: The Big Short
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: The Martian

Spotlight3BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
WILL WIN: Spotlight
SHOULD WIN: Spotlight
COULD POSSIBLY PULL IT OFF: Straight Outta Compton (just to piss off all the white people!)

Enjoy the show, everyone!

My Predictions for the 2012 Oscars

It’s that time again everybody!

If you have checked the internet, let alone even turned on your computer within the past week or so, you’ve probably realized that there is a lot of these predictions and thoughts going down on the Oscars for this year. So for every year, I give my predictions on who I think is going to win, who should win, and who surprisingly could pull one off, if the Academy feels like really shocking the hell out of people. However knowing the Academy, that never happens. But enough of my talking, here’s what I think may go down:

BEST PICTURE:

Will Win: The Artist

Should Win: The Tree of Life

Dark Horse: War Horse (my attempt at humor)

BEST ACTRESS:

Will Win: Meryl Streep

Should Win: Viola Davis

Dark Horse: Michelle Williams

BEST ACTOR:

Will Win: George Clooney

Should Win: Brad Pitt

Dark Horse: Gary Oldman

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Will Win: Christopher Plummer

Should Win: Christopher Plummer

Dark Horse: Max Von Seydow

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Will Win: Octavia Spencer

Should Win: Octavia Spencer

Dark Horse: Berenice Bejo

BEST ANIMATED FILM:

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT, BEST ANIMATED SHORT, BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE-ACTION):

I didn’t see any of these flicks they have nominated but hey, I hope somebody here wins.

BEST ART DIRECTION:

Will Win: Hugo

Should Win: Hugo

Dark Horse: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Will Win: Hugo

Should Win: The Tree of Life

Dark Horse: The Artist

BEST  COSTUME DESIGN:

Will Win: The Artist

Should Win: Anonymous

Dark Horse: Jane Eyre

BEST DIRECTOR:

Will Win: Martin Scorsese

Should Win: Terrence Malick

Dark Horse: Michel Hazanavicius

BEST DOCUMENTARY:

Will Win: Pina

Should Win: Hell and Back Again (the only documentary from this whole list that I actually saw)

Dark Horse: Undefeated

BEST MAKEUP:

Will Win: Albert Nobbs

Should Win: Albert Nobbs

Dark Horse: The Iron Lady

BEST EDITING:

Will Win: Hugo

Should Win: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Dark Horse: The Artist

BEST FOREIGN FILM:

Will Win: A Separation

Should Win: A Separation

Dark Horse: Bullhead

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

Will Win: The Artist

Should Win: The Artist

Dark Horse: Hugo

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:

Will Win: “Man or Muppet”

Should Win: “Man or Muppet”

Dark Horse: The only other nominated song in this crap category

BEST SOUND EDITING:

Will Win: Hugo

Should Win: Hugo

Dark Horse: Drive (wouldn’t that be awesome to hear as an Oscar winner?)

BEST SOUND MIXING:

Will Win: Hugo

Should Win: Hugo

Dark Horse: Transfomers 3

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:

Will Win: Hugo

Should Win: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Dark Horse: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

Will Win: Hugo

Should Win: Moneyball

Dark Horse: The Descendants

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Will Win: Midnight in Paris

Should Win: Midnight in Paris

Dark Horse: Bridesmaids (come on, shitting in a sink would then be considered Oscar quality)

There ya have it folks. Once again, another year of film-watching, thus another year of staying up late and watching an Awards show that has no meaning but still has me finding the closest television possible just so I can catch a glimpse of it. It’s definitely a lot more predictable this year around, but hey, it’s all fun and games and there’s even some Billy Crystal to watch this year as well. I hope you liked my picks, and if not say something about it in the comments section so we can duke it out verbally. As always, have a great time watching the show and hopefully they don’t do that stupid dance routine for the Best Original Score category…

Peace!!