Oscar Nomination Picks 2017

THE time has come to put all of your worries aside, forget the chores, make your favorite food dishes and do something special for yourself. It is that time of year, after twelve months of movie watching, where I can relax and stretch myself out on the sofa to experience the blessed event—the Oscars telecast. My menu is set, all I have to do is pick-up the ingredients this weekend. I will be eating dinner early; the reason being it is not healthy to eat something then go lie down. It is bad for one’s digestion. I have declined all invitations to be part of an Oscar party since those attending tend not to devote all their attention to the show compared to me. Talking can only be tolerated during the commercial breaks. If everyone is settled in and there are no questions, let the show begin. I have listed below those nominees I think should win compared to those I think will win. Have a joyous night of fun and laughter everyone. So without further adieu, good luck to everyone and let the show begin.

 

SHOULD WIN:                                                                        WILL WIN:

 

Best Picture:

Hidden Figures                                                                           La La Land

 

Best Actress:

Natalie Portman                                                                         Emma Stone

 

Best Actor:

Casey Affleck                                                                               Denzel Washington

 

Best Supporting Actress:

Viola Davis                                                                                  Viola Davis

 

Best Supporting Actor:

Mahershala Ali                                                                            Jeff Bridges

 

Best Director:

Barry Jenkins                                                                            Damien Chazelle

 

Best Original Screenplay:

Manchester by the Sea                                                             La La Land

 

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Hidden Figures                                                                          Moonlight

 

Cinematography:

Silence                                                                                         La La Land

 

Best Animated Feature:

Kubo and the Two Strings                                                       Zootopia

 

Best Original Song:

How Far I’ll Go                                                                          City of Stars

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About moviejoltz

From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on February 23, 2017, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. Enjoy the show and we sill surely find out how right are your predict

  2. Very accurate. 🙂

    But I’m getting this feeling that the OSCAR for Best Original Screenplay will go to Manchester by the Sea.

    Possible Shockers: Viggo Mortensen winning the ‘Best Actor’ & Michael Shannon winning the ‘Best supporting actor’ award. (For the later, Shannon should win if Washington doesn’t).

    • Thanks for the comments; did you get to see the show? If so how did you like it?

      • Thanks for the reply. 🙂

        Yes I did watch the show. Kimmel was pretty good as the host. I think he did a better job than Chris Rock did last year.

        While I’m sure you’ve heard by now that the main event of OSCARS this year wasn’t about any of the film that won ‘big’. Not at all. This year, the Academy managed to produce what perhaps might be the most awkward twist in it’s own history.

        It’s “the La La Land/Moonlight best picture blunder” – And damn that was so weird! ~{o_0}/

        I mean the La La Land team was half way through – giving their acceptance speeches and everything… and then suddenly it was like, ‘Hey guys guess what? You ain’t the winner’ 😀

      • I agree. From what I read the Price Waterhouse people had to memorize every winner since the names are not put on any list or computer. You mean to tell me they needed 2 1/2 minutes to correct the mistake? Shame on them and on Warren for not asking if he has the right card. Thank you for your comments again.

      • Agree. I was wondering about the same thing. Why did it took so long to correct the error? Was it intentional? Just humiliate the ‘La La Land’ team? – These questions will, unfortunately, never be answered…and this unfortunate event will forever remain a mystery…

        As for Warren, I think people are being a little too hard on him. Yes, it’s true he messed up well but it wasn’t intentional (that moment his face was pointing that out). However, he is guilty for not hesitating enough or to just get it checked out rather than leaning the envelope towards Faya and let her say the winner’s name. Warren threw a spanner in the works!

        Allow me to humour you: Clyde decided to took the gunshot from Bonnie’s shoulder… And Bonnie returned the favor when it turned into a bit of a pickle. When the massacre took place on stage she was no way near or to be found (Reports claim that she left the stage). Poor Warren… All alone. And not to mention Jordan Horowitz snatching the card from his hand. While Jimmy Kimmel looked as if he wanted to be anywhere but on an Oscars stage at that moment 😀

        Bonnie abandon her Clyde right before the cops hiding inside the bushes came out to riddle them with bullets… Very historically inaccurate yet we all saw it. It happened!

      • I love your comments relating the Bonnie and Clyde angle. Today i heard the accountants who were handling the envelopes will never be allowed at the show again.

  3. I agree with most of your choices and adding to it for the best picture i think it”ll be moonlight since it has also much critical acclaim and its themes

  4. Did Silence even get nominated? I know they rushed to put it in theaters in hopes it would make Oscar consideration.

  5. Ah, I saw Silence. Not as many as they’d hoped for, that’s for sure.

  6. I can’t wait to see how your predictions turn out! Always fun to see.

  7. Completely agree with you about Hidden Figures. Loved the movie. And it was really inspirational. Also thought that Taraji Henson at least deserved a nomination.

  8. I love the oscars! Staying. Up late to watch them and then pottering around work and uni in the wee hours the next day like a sleep deprived zombie is totally
    Worth it!

    http://www.jurysoutnow.wordpress.com

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