Oscar Predictions 2017

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© 2017 Academy Awards

The big day is fast approaching – the 89th Academy Awards is taking place this Sunday in what promises to be a tightly contested battle in all the major categories.

To have some fun, I thought I would have a go at predicting the winners on who I think will win.  Some are straightforward, others are unexpected, perhaps wishful thinking.  It can go either way.

So, here goes nothing.  And the Oscar goes to:

BEST PICTURE

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  • Arrival
  • Fences
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell or High Water
  • Hidden Figures
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

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  • Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
  • Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
  • Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
  • Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)
  • Denzel Washington (Fences)

 

 

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

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  • Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
  • Ruth Negga (Loving)
  • Natalie Portman (Jackie)
  • Emma Stone (La La Land)
  • Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

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  • 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 SUPPORTING ROLE

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  • Viola Davis (Fences)
  • Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
  • Nicole Kidman (Lion)
  • Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
  • Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

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  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • The Red Turtle
  • Zootopia

CINEMATOGRAPHY

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  • Arrival
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Moonlight
  • Silence

COSTUME DESIGN

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  • Allied
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Jackie
  • La La Land

DIRECTING

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  • Arrival
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

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  • Fire at Sea
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • Life, Animated
  • O.J.: Made in America
  • 13th

FILM EDITING

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  • Arrival
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell or High Water
  • La La Land
  • Moonlight

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

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  • Land of Mine
  • A Man Called Ove
  • The Salesman
  • Tanna
  • Toni Erdmann

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

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  • A Man Called Ove
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Suicide Squad

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

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  • Jackie
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Moonlight
  • Passengers

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

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

PRODUCTION DESIGN

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  • Arrival
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • La La Land
  • Passengers

SOUND EDITING

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  • Arrival
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • Sully

SOUND MIXING

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  • Arrival
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

VISUAL EFFECTS

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  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Doctor Strange
  • The Jungle Book
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

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  • Arrival
  • Fences
  • Hidden Figures
  • Lion
  • Moonlight

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

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  • Hell or High Water
  • La La Land
  • The Lobster
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • 20th Century Women

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agree with the choices?  Who do you think will win in the categories?

Find out Sunday 26th February for the results.

Author: Kelechi Ehenulo

Creator and writer of Confessions From A Geek Mind. Loves sci-fi and LEGO - couldn't ask for a better combo!

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