2016 Oscar Predictions: September Update

 

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PREDICTION: One of these four films will win the Oscar for Best Picture.

Sorry I’m a little late on this one. But WOW, what a difference a month can make.

For a long time, Birth Of A Nation looked unstoppable. Then the Nate Parker scandal happened. The film has become associated with all this controversy, to the point where even if Parker is found innocent, it is unlikely that a majority of people will want to see the film, much less vote for it. As such, I have removed the film from my predictions.

Then there’s the issue with Silence and The Masterpiece. Two movies Silence is one of the most anticipated movies that’s left to come out in the year, while The Masterpiece is a movie that nobody has any faith in except me. But with less than four months left to go in the year, we know hardly anything about either one of these movies. No posters, trailers, or release dates.

Meanwhile, according to RottenTomatoes, Zootopia is still the best reviewed movie of the year. It’s timely, it’s important, and everybody seems to like it… so why am I the only one who’s predicting it to be a Best Picture Nominee?

BEST PICTURE

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
The Founder
La La Land
Loving
Manchester By The Sea
The Masterpiece
Nocturnal Animals
Sully
Zootopia

Replaced Birth Of A Nation and Silence with Manchester By The Sea and Loving.

BEST DIRECTOR

Damien Chazelle – La La Land
James Franco – The Masterpiece
Ang Lee – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester By The Sea
Jeff Nichols – Loving

Replaced Parker and Scorsese with Lonergan and Nichols.

BEST ACTOR

Casey Affleck – Manchester by The Sea
Joel Edgerton – Loving
James Franco – The Masterpiece
Tom Hanks – Sully
Michael Keaton – The Founder

Replaced Garfield and Parker with Affleck and Edgerton

BEST ACTRESS

Amy Adams – Nocturnal Animals
Viola Davis – Fences
Ruth Negga – Loving
Emma Stone – La La Land
Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins.

Replaced Blunt with Negga.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Dave Franco – The Masterpiece
Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
Lucas Hedges – Manchester By The Sea
Steve Martin – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals

Replaced Gyllenhaal, Hammer, and Neeson with Grant, Hedges, and Shannon. Made Shannon my winner.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Haley Bennett – The Girl On The Train
Laura Dern – The Founder
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Kristen Stewart – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Michelle Williams – Manchester By The Sea

Replaced Weisz with Harris. Made Williams my winner.

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Founder
La La Land
Manchester By The Sea
Loving
Zootopia

Replaced Birth of A Nation with Manchester By The Sea

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Arrival
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Fences
The Masterpiece
Nocturnal Animals

Replaced Silence with Arrival.

BEST FILM EDITING

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
La La Land
Loving
Manchester By The Sea
Sully

Replaced Birth Of A Nation and Silence with Loving and Manchester By The Sea

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Arrival
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
The Jungle Book
La La Land
The Light Between Oceans

Replaced Birth Of A Nation and Silence with La La Land and The Light Between Oceans

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

The BFG
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
The Jungle Book
La La Land

Replaced The Birth of A Nation and Silence with The Jungle Book and La La Land. Made La La Land my winner.

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Florence Foster Jenkins
Hail, Caesar!
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Love & Friendship

Replaced Alice Through The Looking Glass and Birth Of A Nation with Florence Foster Jenkins and Hidden Figures.

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land

Replaced The Masterpiece and Silence with Florence Foster Jenkins and La La Land. Changed my winner to La La Land.

BEST  VISUAL EFFECTS

The Arrival
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them
The Jungle Book
Star Wars: Rogue One

No change.

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

The Arrival
The BFG
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Finding Dory
The Light Between Oceans

Replaced The Jungle Book with The Light Between Oceans.

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Back To Life” – Queen Of Katwe
“City Of Stars” – La La Land
“Drive It like You Stole It” – Sing Street
“Try Everything” – Zootopia
“We Know The Way” – Moana

Replaced Can’t Stop The Feeling with Back To Life

BEST SOUND EDITING

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
The Jungle Book
Star Wars: Rogue One
Sully
Zootopia

BEST SOUND MIXING

Arrival
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
The Jungle Book
La La Land
Sully

Replaced Silence with Arrival.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

April & The Extraordinary World
Finding Dory
Kubo & The Two Strings
Moana
Zootopia

No change.

BEST FOREIGN FILM

Belgica
It’s Only The End Of The World
Perfect Strangers
The Salesman
Sand Storm

No change.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Life, Animated
Tickled
Trapped
Weiner
Zero Days

No change.

 

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