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Oscar Predictions
FOR THE 89th ACADEMY AWARDS ~ BEST OF 2016
for the 2017 Oscar Ceremony

OSCARS IN REVIEW
• La La Moonlight Land Envelope Fiasco
• New Normal: Best Director / Best Picture Split
• On The Oscar's Art Deco Stage Design
• Warren vs Faye - Vote! 
Faces in the Crowd - So Much Shock
Review -Musical Performances of the Night 
• Emma Stone Loves Moonlight
• Viola's Speech - Great or Too Much?  

AND THE OSCARS GO TO...

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BEST PICTURE

ARRIVAL
FENCES
HACKSAW RIDGE
HELL OR HIGH...
HIDDEN FIGURES
LA LA LAND
LION
MANCHESTER
☆ MOONLIGHT

prediction: OOPS
I thought it would be La La Land 

BEST DIRECTOR 

☆ CHAZELLE
La La Land
GIBSON
Lion
JENKINS
Moonlight
LONERGAN
Manchester
VILLENEUVE
Arrival

predicted: YES

BEST ACTOR

☆ AFFLECK
Manchester
GARFIELD
Hacksaw Ridge
GOSLING
La La Land
MORTENSEN
Captain Fantastic
WASHINGTON
Fences

prediction: YES

BEST ACTRESS

HUPPERT
Elle
NEGGA
Loving
PORTMAN
Jackie
☆ STONE
La La Land
STREEP
Florence 

predicted: YES

SUPPORTING ACTOR

☆ ALI
Moonlight
BRIDGES
Hell or High Water
HEDGES
Manchester
PATEL
Lion
SHANNON
Nocturnal Animals 

predicted: OOPS
I was trying to be fancy and predict a shock win for Dev Patel 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS 

☆ DAVIS 
Fences
HARRIS
Moonlight
KIDMAN
Lion
SPENCER
Hidden Figures
WILLIAMS
Manchester

Predicted: YES

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

20TH CENTURY
Mills
HELL OR HIGH WATER
Sheridan
LA LA LAND
Chazelle
THE LOBSTER
Lanthimos & Filippou
☆ MANCHESTER
Lonergan

Predicted: YES

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

ARRIVAL
Heisserer
FENCES
Wilson 
HIDDEN FIGURES
Melfi & Schroeder
LION
Davies
☆ MOONLIGHT
Jenkins 

Predicted: YES

CINEMATOGRAPHY  

ARRIVAL
Young
☆ LA LA LAND
Sandgren
LION
Fraser
MOONLIGHT
Laxton
SILENCE
Prieto

Predicted: YES

COSTUME DESIGN  

ALLIED
Johnston
☆ FANTASTIC BEASTS
Atwood
FLORENCE FOSTER
Boyle
JACKIE
Fontaine
LA LA LAND
Zophres

Predicted: OOPS
I thought it'd be Jackie. I was convinced! 

PRODUCTION DESIGN

ARRIVAL
Vermeer
FANTASTIC BEASTS
Craig
HAIL CAESAR
Gonchor
☆ LA LA LAND
Wasco
PASSENGERS
Dyas

Predicted: YES

FILM EDITING

ARRIVAL
Walker
☆ HACKSAW
Gilbert
HELL OR HIGH...
Roberts
LA LA LAND
Cross
MOONLIGHT
McMillion & Sanders

Predicted: OOPS
This genuinely shocked me 

VISUAL EFFECTS

DEEPWATER 
DOCTOR STRANGE
☆ JUNGLE BOOK
KUBO
ROGUE ONE

Predicted: YES

MAKEUP & HAIR

A MAN CALLED OVE
☆ SUICIDE SQUAD
STAR TREK BEYOND

Predicted: oops
I randomly guessed Star Trek. Strange category 

FOREIGN FILM

AUSTRALIA
Tanna
DENMARK
Land of Mine
GERMANY
Toni Erdmann
☆ IRAN
The Salesman
SWEDEN
A Man Called Ove

Predicted: YES

ORIGINAL SONG

JIM: JAMES
☆ LA LA LAND
LA LA LAND
MOANA
TROLLS

Predicted: YES

ORIGINAL SCORE

JACKIE
Levy
☆ LA LA LAND
Hurwitz
LION
Bertlemann, O'Halloran
MOONLIGHT
Brittel
PASSENGERS
Newman

Predicted: YES

SOUND MIXING

ARRIVAL
☆ HACKSAW RIDGE
LA LA LAND
ROGUE ONE
13 HOURS 

Predicted: OOPS
I predicted Hacksaw to win Sound but the other sound category which means I got them both wrong. 

SOUND EDITING

☆ ARRIVAL
DEEPWATER
HACKSAW
LA LA LAND
SULLY

Predicted: OOPS

ANIMATED FILM

KUBO
MOANA
MY LIFE AS...
RED TURTLE
☆ ZOOTOPIA

Predicted: YES

 

DOC FEATURE

13th
FIRE AT SEA
I AM NOT...
LIFE ANIMATED
☆ OJ...

Predicted: YES

DOC SHORT

EXTREMIS
4.1 MILES
JOE'S VIOLIN
WATANI
☆ WHITE HELMETS 

Predicted: YES

SHORTS, LIVE ACTION


ENNEMIS INTERIEURS
LA FEMME ET...
SILENT NIGHTS
☆ SING 
TIMECODE 

Predicted: OOPS
I guessed Timecode 

SHORTS, ANIMATED

BLIND VAYSHA
BORROWED TIME
PEAR CIDER
☆ PEARL
PIPER 

Predicted: OOPS
I guessed Pearl. Apparently they didn't notice the interactivity

 

 

sound off on the Oscar race

NOMINATION TALLIES

14 nominations
LA LA LAND (6 WINS) 

8 nominations
ARRIVAL (1 WIN) 
MOONLIGHT (3 WINS)

6 nominations
HACKSAW RIDGE (2 WINS)
LION
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (2 WINS) 

4 nominations
FENCES (1 WIN)

3 nominations
HIDDEN FIGURES
JACKIE 

2 nominations
DEEPWATER HORIZON
FANTASTIC BEASTS (1 WIN) 
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
A MAN CALLED OVE
MOANA
PASSENGERS
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY 

1 nomination
13TH
13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI
20TH CENTURY WOMEN
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
DOCTOR STRANGE
ELLE
FIRE AT SEA
HAIL CAESAR
JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY
JUNGLE BOOK (1 WIN) 
LAND OF MINE
THE LOBSTER
MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
OJ MADE IN AMERICA (1 WIN)
THE SALESMAN (1 WIN)
SILENCE
STAR TREK BEYOND
SUICIDE SQUAD (1 WIN)
SULLY
TANNA
TONI ERDMANN
TROLLS
ZOOTOPIA 

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RULES DON'T APPLY
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