Oscars 2017

It’s that time of year again, when the stars come out in outfits that head to toe can cost more than a two income family makes in a year and campaign to win a naked, golden man for the top prize in film. Only 5 nominees in all the categories except for Best Picture are allowed and then there can be only one. Technically there can be two because it has happened before but that’s been like 40 years or something, so for dramatic purposes here’s who I think WILL win and SHOULD win. Whatever the outcome, history is sure to be made tonight.

Best Picture 

Will win: “La La Land”

Should win: “Moonlight”  or “Arrival”

Best Director 

Will win: Damien Chazelle “La La Land”

Should win: Barry Jenkins “Moonlight” or Denis Villenueve “Arrival”

Best Actor 

Will win: Casey Affleck “Manchester by the Sea” or Denzel Washington “Fences”

Should win: Viggo Mortenson “Captain Fantastic “

Best Actress

Will win: Emma Stone “La La Land “

Should win: Isabelle Huppert “Elle”

Best Supporting Actor 

Will win: Mahershala Ali “Moonlight”

Should win: Dev Patel “Lion”

Best Supporting Actress 

Will win: Viola Davis  “Fences”

Should win: Naomie Harris “Moonlight “

Best Original Screenplay 

Will win: Kenneth Lonergan “Manchester by the Sea”

Should win: Kenneth Lonergan “Manchester by the Sea 

Best Adapted Screenplay 

Will win: Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney “Moonlight”

Should win: Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney “Moonlight”

Best Animated Feature 

Will win: “Zootopia”

Should win: “Zootopia”

Best Cinematography 

Will win: “La La Land “

Should win: “Arrival “

Best Film Editing 

Will win: “Arrival

Should win: “Arrival”

Best Original Score

Will win: “La La Land” 

Should win: “Arrival “

Best Original Song 

Will win: “City of Stars” from “La La Land”

Should win: “Audition” from “La La Land”

Best Foreign Language Film

Will win: “The Salesman”

Should win: “A Man Called Ove”

These are my picks this year from the movies I have seen. There are reasons for why for each and I’m happy to explain or discuss if anyone chooses to in an open manner. 

If you see me at the movies, I’ll be the Blonde in Front 👱🎬🎥🍾