The are Oscars are tonight and after much anticipation and predictions, all of our questions will be answered tonight. Will La La Land take it all? Or will Moonlight, Manchester By The Sea, Hidden Figures and the others look for a shocking upset? We will find out, but in the hours leading up to the show, here are my predictions for tonight’s winners in 2o of the 24 categories. For the other four (Foreign Language Film and the short categories) I’ll also offer up a film or performances that should’ve been nominated and share my personal pick for each category. Let the discussion begin.

Best Picture
Will Win: 
La La Land
Should Win: Manchester By The Sea
Should’ve Been Here: 
Jackie
If There’s An Upset: Moonlight

Best Director
Will Win:
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Should Win:
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Should’ve Been Here:
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
If There’s An Upset:
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Best Actor
Will Win: Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea
Should Win:
Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea
Should’ve Been Here:
Tom Hanks, Sully or Joel Edgerton, Loving
If There’s An Upset:
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actress
Will Win: Emma Stone, La La Land
Should Win:
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Should’ve Been Here:
Amy Adams, Arrival
If There’s An Upset:
Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Best Supporting Actor
Will Win: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Should Win:
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals
Should’ve Been Here:
Ben Foster, Hell or High Water
If There’s An Upset:
 There won’t be but I’ll say: Lucas Hedges, Manchester By The Sea

Best Supporting Actress
Will Win: Viola Davis, Fences
Should Win:
Viola Davis, Fences
Should’ve Been Here:
It’s good list so no one, maybe Janelle Monae from Hidden Figures 
If There’s An Upset:
Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Best Original Screenplay
Will Win:
La La Land
Should Win:
Manchester By The Sea
Should’ve Been Here:
Jackie
If There’s An Upset:
Manchester By The Sea

Best Adapted Screenplay
Will Win:
Moonlight
Should Win:
Moonlight
Should’ve Been Here:
Nocturnal Animals
If There’s An Upset: Hidden Figures

Best Animated Feature
Will Win:
Zootopia
Should Win:
Zootopia
Should’ve Been Here:
Sausage Party, I didn’t many animated films.
If There’s An Upset:
Kubo And The Two Strings

Best Production Design
Will Win: La La Land
Should Win:
La La Land
Should’ve Been Here:
Jackie
If There’s An Upset:
Arrival

Best Cinematography
Will Win: La La Land
Should Win:
La La Land
Should’ve Been Here:
Nocturnal Animals or Hail Caesar!
If There’s An Upset:
Moonlight

Best Costume Design
Will Win: Jackie
Should Win:
Jackie
Should’ve Been Here:
Live By Night
If There’s An Upset:
La La Land

Best Film Editing
Will Win:
La La Land
Should Win:
La La Land
Should’ve Been Here:
Manchester By The Sea
If There’s An Upset:
Hacksaw Ridge

Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Will Win: Star Trek Beyond
Should Win:
Star Trek Beyond
Should’ve Been Here:
I have no idea.
If There’s An Upset:
A Man Called Ove

Best Sound Mixing
Will Win: La La Land
Should Win:
La La Land
Should’ve Been Here:
Deepwater Horizon
If There’s An Upset:
Hacksaw Ridge

Best Sound Editing
Will Win: Hacksaw Ridge
Should Win:
Deepwater Horizon
Should’ve Been Here:
The Jungle Book
If There’s An Upset:
Arrival

Best Visual Effects
Will Win: The Jungle Book
Should Win: The Jungle Book
Should’ve Been Here:
Arrival? Again, it’s a solid list.
If There’s An Upset:
Doctor Strange

Best Original Score
Will Win:
La La Land
Should Win:
La La Land
Should’ve Been Here: 
Nocturnal Animals
If There’s An Upset:
Lion

Best Original Song
Will Win: 
“City of Stars” from La La Land
Should Win: “City of Stars” from La La Land or “Audition “The Fools Who Dream)” from La La Land
Should’ve Been Here: “Drive It Like You Stole It” from Sing Street
If There’s An Upset: “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana. Not a chance though.

Best Documentary
Will Win: 13th
Should Win: O.J.: Made in America
Should’ve Been Here: Weiner
If There’s An Upset: O.J.: Made in America

Best Foreign Language Film: Toni Erdmann
Best Documentary Short: Borrowed Time
Best Animated Short: Joe’s Violin
Best Live Action Short: Timecode

 

Advertisements