2017 Academy Awards: Predictions and Winners

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Below are our picks for 2017 Oscar Winners. My picks are relegated with “M” and hers are relegated with “L.”

Louise won! She kicked my ass…

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For full reviews of the Best Picture nominees, simply click the movie titles below.

Best Picture

Performance by an actor in a leading role

  • Casey Affleck in “Manchester by the Sea” – M and L (WINNER)
  • Andrew Garfield in “Hacksaw Ridge”
  • Ryan Gosling in “La La Land”
  • Viggo Mortensen in “Captain Fantastic”
  • Denzel Washington in “Fences”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

  • Mahershala Ali in “Moonlight” – M and L  (WINNER)
  • Jeff Bridges in “Hell or High Water”
  • Lucas Hedges in “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Dev Patel in “Lion”
  • Michael Shannon in “Nocturnal Animals”

Performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Isabelle Huppert in “Elle” – M and L
  • Ruth Negga in “Loving”
  • Natalie Portman in “Jackie”
  • Emma Stone in “La La Land” (WINNER)
  • Meryl Streep in “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

  • Viola Davis in “Fences” (WINNER)
  • Naomie Harris in “Moonlight”
  • Nicole Kidman in “Lion”
  • Octavia Spencer in “Hidden Figures”
  • Michelle Williams in “Manchester by the Sea” – M and L

Best animated feature film of the year

  • “Kubo and the Two Strings”
  • “Moana”
  • “My Life as a Zucchini”
  • “The Red Turtle”
  • “Zootopia” – M and L (WINNER)

Achievement in cinematography

  • “Arrival” – L
  • “La La Land” (WINNER)
  • “Lion”
  • “Moonlight” – M
  • “Silence”

Achievement in costume design

  • “Allied”
  • “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” – L (WINNER)
  • “Florence Foster Jenkins”
  • “Jackie” – M
  • “La La Land”

Achievement in directing

  • “Arrival” – Denis Villeneuve
  • “Hacksaw Ridge” – Mel Gibson
  • “La La Land” – Damien Chazelle – L (WINNER)
  • “Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan
  • “Moonlight” – Barry Jenkins – M

Best documentary feature

  • “Fire at Sea”
  • “I Am Not Your Negro”
  • “Life, Animated”
  • “O.J.: Made in America” – M and L (WINNER)
  • “13th”

Best documentary short subject

  • “Extremis”
  • “4.1 Miles”
  • “Joe’s Violin”
  • “Watani: My Homeland”
  • “The White Helmets” – M and L (WINNER)

Achievement in film editing

  • “Arrival”
  • “Hacksaw Ridge” (WINNER)
  • “Hell or High Water”
  • “La La Land” – M and L
  • “Moonlight”

Best foreign language film of the year

  • “Land of Mine”
  • “A Man Called Ove”
  • “The Salesman” – M and L (WINNER)
  • “Tanna”
  • “Toni Erdmann”

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

  • “A Man Called Ove”
  • “Star Trek Beyond” – M
  • “Suicide Squad” – L (WINNER)

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • “Jackie”
  • “La La Land” – L (WINNER)
  • “Lion”
  • “Moonlight” – M
  • “Passengers”

 Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from “La La Land”
  • “Can’t Stop The Feeling” from “Trolls”
  • “City Of Stars” from “La La Land” – M and L (WINNER)
  • “The Empty Chair” from “Jim: The James Foley Story”
  • “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”

 Achievement in production design

  • “Arrival”
  • “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
  • “Hail, Caesar!” – M
  • “La La Land” – L (WINNER)
  • “Passengers”

 Best animated short film

  • “Blind Vaysha”
  • “Borrowed Time”
  • “Pear Cider and Cigarettes”
  • “Pearl” – L
  • “Piper” – M (WINNER)

 Best live action short film

  • “Ennemis Intérieurs” – M and L
  • “La Femme et le TGV”
  • “Silent Nights”
  • “Sing” (WINNER)
  • “Timecode”

 Achievement in sound editing

  • “Arrival” – L (WINNER)
  • “Deepwater Horizon”
  • “Hacksaw Ridge”
  • “La La Land” – M
  • “Sully”

 Achievement in sound mixing

  • “Arrival”
  • “Hacksaw Ridge” – L (WINNER)
  • “La La Land” – M
  • “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
  • “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”

 Achievement in visual effects

  • “Deepwater Horizon”
  • “Doctor Strange”
  • “The Jungle Book” – M and L (WINNER)
  • “Kubo and the Two Strings”
  • “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

 Adapted screenplay

  • “Arrival” – L
  • “Fences
  • “Hidden Figures”
  • “Lion”
  • “Moonlight” – M (WINNER)

 Original screenplay

  • “Hell or High Water”
  • “La La Land” – M
  • “The Lobster”
  • “Manchester by the Sea” – L (WINNER)
  • “20th Century Women”
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Author: The Scrivnerd

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