2.26.2017

89th Academy Awards

The Oscars are tonight! I'm on my way to see an afternoon musical and hope to be home just in time for the show to begin. I'm excited to see Jimmy Kimmel host! Here are my votes and my predictions for some of the major categories.


Red marks who I think will win, Check mark symbol is how I would vote, and * denotes a movie I haven't seen.

Best Picture
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Check mark symbol Moonlight

Best Actor
Check mark symbol Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actress
*Isablle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Check mark symbol Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Supporting Actor
Check mark symbol Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress
Check mark symbol Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Director
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Check mark symbol Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Best Original Screenplay
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Check mark symbol Manchester by the Sea
*20th Century Women

Best Adapted Screenplay
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Check mark symbol Moonlight

Best Documentary Feature
*Fire at Sea
*I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America
Check mark symbol 13th

Who are you rooting for?

4 comments:

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Of course the year I don't watch there's a big screw up at the end.

Elle Sees said...

I didn't think Emma deserved it (adored her and the movie) or Casey (didn't care for this performance). I haven't seen Moonlight--so I'm fixing that this weekend.

jenn said...

Best Picture
*Arrival
*Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
*Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
*Manchester by the Sea
*Moonlight
of those seen, i thought hidden figures was the best

Best Actor
*Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
*Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
*Denzel Washington, Fences
of those seen, i thought andrew garfield was the best

Best Actress
*Isablle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
*Natalie Portman, Jackie
*Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
of those seen, ruth negga was the best

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
i've issue with dev patel being in this category seeing as he was the MAIN DAMNED CHARACTER in the film

Best Supporting Actress
Check mark symbol Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Director
*Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
*Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
of those seen, mel gibson

Best Original Screenplay
*Hell or High Water
La La Land
*The Lobster
*Manchester by the Sea
*20th Century Women
i can't say la la land's the best screenplay, even though it's the only one of these i've seen. that movie has received much more acclaim than i think it deserves.

Best Adapted Screenplay
*Arrival
*Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
*Moonlight
of those seen, hidden figures.

Best Documentary Feature
*Fire at Sea
*I Am Not Your Negro
*Life, Animated
*O.J.: Made in America
*13th
haven't seen any of'm. don't care to.

jenn said...

dang it. i messed up this one.
Best Supporting Actress
*Viola Davis, Fences
*Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
*Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
i'd've given this one to davis, because i've seen clips of all of these women's performances, and hers BLOWS theirs out of the sky.