February 27, 2017

And the Winner is...

So I was right about the best picture winner for a couple of minutes. Until someone realized that Warren Beatty had read off the wrong "winner". Congratulations to Moonlight, though. So, I will post the results. My guess is in bold. The winners will be in italics. Bold italics mean I made the right selection.


ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

NOMINEES

CASEY AFFLECK
Manchester by the Sea

ANDREW GARFIELD
Hacksaw Ridge

RYAN GOSLING
La La Land

VIGGO MORTENSEN
Captain Fantastic

DENZEL WASHINGTON
Fences

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

NOMINEES

MAHERSHALA ALI
Moonlight

JEFF BRIDGES
Hell or High Water

LUCAS HEDGES
Manchester by the Sea

DEV PATEL
Lion

MICHAEL SHANNON
Nocturnal Animals

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

NOMINEES

ISABELLE HUPPERT
Elle

RUTH NEGGA
Loving

NATALIE PORTMAN
Jackie

EMMA STONE
La La Land

MERYL STREEP
Florence Foster Jenkins

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

NOMINEES

VIOLA DAVIS
Fences

NAOMIE HARRIS
Moonlight

NICOLE KIDMAN
Lion

OCTAVIA SPENCER
Hidden Figures

MICHELLE WILLIAMS
Manchester by the Sea

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

NOMINEES

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner

MOANA
John Musker, Ron Clements and Osnat Shurer

MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI
Claude Barras and Max Karli

THE RED TURTLE
Michael Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki

ZOOTOPIA
Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer

DIRECTING

NOMINEES

ARRIVAL
Denis Villeneuve

HACKSAW RIDGE
Mel Gibson

LA LA LAND
Damien Chazelle

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Kenneth Lonergan

MOONLIGHT
Barry Jenkins

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

NOMINEES

LAND OF MINE
Denmark

A MAN CALLED OVE
Sweden

THE SALESMAN
Iran

TANNA
Australia

TONI ERDMANN
Germany

BEST PICTURE

NOMINEES

ARRIVAL

FENCES

HACKSAW RIDGE

HELL OR HIGH WATER

HIDDEN FIGURES

LA LA LAND

LION

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

MOONLIGHT

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February 26, 2017

My Uneducated Oscar Guesses

It's that time of year again. I try to predict who's going to win an Oscar. Again, as in other years, I haven't seen hardly any of the nominated movies. Except the animated features. My guesses, in each category, will be highlighted in bold type. The animated features will be tough for me. I liked both Zootopia, and Kubo and the Two Strings. I don't choose all the categories, just the main ones. I'll compare results tomorrow:

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

NOMINEES

CASEY AFFLECK
Manchester by the Sea

ANDREW GARFIELD
Hacksaw Ridge

RYAN GOSLING
La La Land

VIGGO MORTENSEN
Captain Fantastic

DENZEL WASHINGTON
Fences

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

NOMINEES

MAHERSHALA ALI
Moonlight

JEFF BRIDGES
Hell or High Water

LUCAS HEDGES
Manchester by the Sea

DEV PATEL
Lion

MICHAEL SHANNON
Nocturnal Animals

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

NOMINEES

ISABELLE HUPPERT
Elle

RUTH NEGGA
Loving

NATALIE PORTMAN
Jackie

EMMA STONE
La La Land

MERYL STREEP
Florence Foster Jenkins

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

NOMINEES

VIOLA DAVIS
Fences

NAOMIE HARRIS
Moonlight

NICOLE KIDMAN
Lion

OCTAVIA SPENCER
Hidden Figures

MICHELLE WILLIAMS
Manchester by the Sea

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

NOMINEES

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner

MOANA
John Musker, Ron Clements and Osnat Shurer

MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI
Claude Barras and Max Karli

THE RED TURTLE
Michael Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki

ZOOTOPIA
Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer

DIRECTING

NOMINEES

ARRIVAL
Denis Villeneuve

HACKSAW RIDGE
Mel Gibson

LA LA LAND
Damien Chazelle

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Kenneth Lonergan

MOONLIGHT
Barry Jenkins

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

NOMINEES

LAND OF MINE
Denmark

A MAN CALLED OVE
Sweden

THE SALESMAN
Iran

TANNA
Australia

TONI ERDMANN
Germany

BEST PICTURE

NOMINEES

ARRIVAL

FENCES

HACKSAW RIDGE

HELL OR HIGH WATER

HIDDEN FIGURES

LA LA LAND

LION

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

MOONLIGHT


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