My 89th Academy Awards Predictions!

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It’s that time of year again: Oscars season! Like usual, I’ll be making my predictions for which 2016 films I think will win which award. The ones that I think SHOULD win will be colored RED and the ones that I think WILL win will be colored BLUE. If they happen to be the same, then I’ll color them BOTH COLORS! Like usual, I’ll leave the top 6 awards (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Animated Feature) for the end.

Last year, I had my best prediction score: 17 correct out of 24 categories! Can I beat that this year? Let’s see!

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence
BEST COSTUME DESIGN:

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

BEST DIRECTOR:

Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

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

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT:

Extremis
4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

BEST FILM EDITING:

Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

Land of Mine (Denmark)
A Man Called Ove (Sweden)
The Salesman (Iran)
Tanna (Australia)
Toni Erdmann (Germany)

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING:

A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:

Audition [The Fools Who Dream] (La La Land)
Can’t Stop the Feeling (Trolls)
City of Stars (La La Land)
The Empty Chair (Jim: The James Foley Story)
How Far I’ll Go (Moana)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:

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

BEST ANIMATED SHORT:

Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
Piper

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT:

Ennemis Intérieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
Sing
Timecode

BEST SOUND EDITING:

Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully

BEST SOUND MIXING:

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

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:

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

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

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

AND NOW FOR THE TOP 6 CATEGORIES:

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
Dev Patel (Lion)
Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

BEST ACTRESS:

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

BEST ACTOR:

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

BEST PICTURE:

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

Well, that’s all for now! Just gotta wait and see how many I get right! What do you think of my predictions? What are some of your predictions? Let me know in the comments below!

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20 thoughts on “My 89th Academy Awards Predictions!”

  1. I didnt realize you were so high on La La Land. It was good but I definitely wouldn’t pick it for many of those as my should win. Interesting picks. I’m hoping there are some surprises

    1. Thanks for reading! There were just some awards that I feel it should win: Best Score, Best Cinematography, etc. Others were they were the best of the bunch. I feel Emma Stone’s performance seems to be the best out of the others (I really have some issues w/Portman’s portrayal), that’s why I said she should win, not because of the film but it seemed better than the other 4.

      I guess I too was surprised by how many “shoulds” I gave La La Land. I think despite not being in love with the film, the film did enough to leave an impression in every aspect: cinematography, colors and costumes, music, acting, story, etc. Although some of those impressions aren’t positive ones.

      Arrival seems to be my fave live-action film of the year so far.

  2. La la land was good but it’s become too over hyped which ruins the novelty.
    You think ‘Zootopia’ will win best animated? Zootopia and Moana are the two I think it could be between and I loved both but Zootopia didn’t scream OSCARS like Moana did 😁.
    I agree with Arrival for Best Movie as that was mind blowing.
    And, as always, I am rooting for the Pixar short for best animated short! This year: the beautiful, PIPER! ❤

    1. Yeah, La La Land is definitely overrated, but it’s still a good film, in my opinion.

      Moana was my fave animated film of the year, but the winner will most likely be between Zootopia and Kubo as those were the two films that have won in that category in other awards like Golden Globes, Baftas, and Annies. I just feel Zootopia has the edge over Kubo.

      I’m not that found of Piper, tbh, and really prefer Borrowed Time! But, I feel the academy members will just vote for Pixar.

      1. I rewatched Zootopia today and I obviously forgot how amazing it was as I was really surprised at how much I loved it.
        The day I went to go see it was the day after a long long week so I might have been tired and not enjoyed it as much as I did the second time round.
        Going to be tight between Moana and Zootopia. Both are worthy winners 😁

      2. I really recommend you to watch this video, if you haven’t already: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ou7x9sjl_fM

        It uses statistics from last year’s award shows and it comes to the conclusion that the critic small awards are a LOT better at predicting Oscar winners then main award shows (golden globes etc).
        I recommend watching it – I really enjoyed it 😁

  3. I’m probably going to watch La La Land tonight, though everything about it seems like a ploy to me.

    I would like Kubo to win, but it’s clear Zootopia will win.

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