Oscar Predictions & Winners 2017

In Australia it is currently exactly 1 hour and 20 minutes until the Academy Awards begin, and I am perched on a bench outside the glorious New Farm Cinema filled with expectation for what is soon to unfold. My mind is buzzing with excitement for all of the wonderful films I’ve seen leading up to the ceremony, and I cannot wait for the deserving winners to be revealed!

Here are my predictions!

Best Picture – Manchester by the Sea, which I believe should win for being an outstanding film .. yet we all assume La La Land will take the victory.

WINNER: Moonlight

Best Director – La La Land’s Damien Chazelle deserves this one.

WINNER: Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Best Actor – Denzel Washington will probably win this one for Fences over Casey Affleck, but either way they both deserve an Oscar.

WINNER: Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress – Isabelle Huppert deserves this one, but neck and neck with Emma Stone that is.

WINNER: Emma Stone – La La Land

Best Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali hit it out of the ballpark for his astonishing performance in Moonlight.

WINNER: Mahershala Ali – Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress – Viola Davis will get this one hands down.

WINNER: Viola Davis – Fences

Best Cinematography – Silence was beautiful, and so were many other nominees in this category, but as most of us predict, La La Land will be victorious.

WINNER: La La Land

Original Screenplay – Manchester by the Sea (of course)

WINNER: Manchester by the Sea

Adapted Screenplay – Moonlight deserves this one, but Lion is right behind it.

WINNER: Moonlight

Best Animation – Zootopia really nailed if for me as one of the best kiddie movies ever.

WINNER: Zootopia

Best Editing – La La Land

WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge (Go Australia!)

Best Documentary – O.J. Made in America

WINNER: O.J. Made in America

Best Foreign Film – The Salesman

WINNER: The Salesman

Best Production Design – A tie between Arrival and La La Land.

WINNER: La La Land

Best Costume Design – Jackie, or front-runner Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

WINNER: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Best Documentary Short – The White Helmets

WINNER: The White Helmets

Best Original Score – La La Land, but Lion was spectacular too.

WINNER: La La Land

Best Song – City of Stars from La La Land, a beautiful and deserving piece that destroyed by heart.

WINNER: City of Stars – La La Land

Make Up and Styling – Star Trek Beyond

WINNER: Suicide Squad

Best Animated Short – Piper from Pixar was the best!

WINNER: Piper

Best Live Action Short – Silent Nights

WINNER: Sing

Best Sound Editing – Hacksaw Ridge blew me away with its sound editing, fingers crossed.

WINNER: Arrival

Best Sound Mixing – Hacksaw Ridge or of course La La Land.

WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge (Go Australia!)

Visual Effects – Deepwater Horizon was superb, but I think The Jungle Book will take this one because I had to watch it 3 times when it came out, and each time was better!

WINNER: The Jungle Book

Of course, we all know La La Land will take out many awards, and a girl can dream about Manchester by the Sea taking our top prize, but this year has been sensational and I’ve seen some of the best pictures yet! Everyone here deserves an Oscar for their amazing work, especially the front-runners.

Updates will follow as the Awards ceremony unfolds. I’m popcorn and heart ready. ✌

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