2016 Oscar Predictions: October Update

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And the Oscar goes to…

Well, now we’re in the thick of it. All the big movies come out in the last few months of the year, and there are some big changes being made in my predictions.

  • La La Land steps into frontrunner status for apparently being the feel-good movie of the year. And after this presidential election, we can all use some of that.
  • All the sources say that Silence is officially coming out this year, but we’re still waiting on a trailer, or even a poster. I’ve added it to my predictions, but I just hope this film actually comes out.
  • I just saw The Girl On The Train, (review coming soon.) I’m including Blunt in my Best Actress predictions, but as incredible as her performance is, she’s not a sure thing.
  • I’m gonna see 13th soon. It’s apparently hood enough to be a Best Picture nominee. I’ll believe it when I see it.
  • Moonlight and Fences both look like good films, and I’ll bet the Academy is willing to embrace these films to avoid another year of #OscarsSoWhite

BEST PICTURE

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Fences
La La Land
Loving
Manchester By The Sea
Moonlight
Silence
Sully
Zootopia

Replaced The Founder, The Masterpiece, and Nocturnal Animals with Fences, Moonlight, and Silence. I made La La Land my winner.

BEST DIRECTOR

Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Ang Lee – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester By The Sea
Jeff Nichols – Loving
Martin Scorsese – Silence

Replaced Franco with Scorsese. Made Chazelle my winner.

BEST ACTOR

Casey Affleck – Manchester By The Sea
Joel Edgerton – Loving
Tom Hanks – Sully
Michael Keaton – The Founder
Denzel Washington – Fences

Replaced Franco with Washington. Made Affleck my winner.

BEST ACTRESS

Emily Blunt – The Girl On The Train
Viola Davis – Fences
Ruth Negga – Loving
Natalie Portman – Jackie
Emma Stone – La La Land

Replaced Adams and Streep with Blunt and Portman. Made Stone my winner.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
Lucas Hedges – Manchester By The Sea
Steve Martin – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Liam Neeson – Silence

Replaced Franco and Shannon with Ali and Neeson. Made Neeson my winner.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Nicole Kidman – Lion
Lupita Nyong’o – Queen Of Katwe
Kristen Stewart – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Michelle Williams – Manchester By The Sea

Replaced Bennett and Dern with Kidman and Nyong’o.

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Jackie
La La Land
Loving
Manchester By The Sea
Zootopia

Replaced The Founder with Jackie.

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Arrival
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Fences
Nocturnal Animals
Silence

Replaced The Masterpiece with Silence and made that my winner.

BEST FILM EDITING

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
La La Land
Manchester By The Sea
Silence
Suly

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

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

Replaced The Jungle Book with Silence.

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them
La La Land
Passengers
Silence

Replaced The BFG and The Jungle Book with Passengers and Silence.

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Hail, Caesar!
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Love & Friendship
Silence

Replaced Florence Foster Jenkins with Silence.

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them
Silence
La La Land

Replaced Florence Foster Jenkins with Silence and made that my winner.

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

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

No change.

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Arrival
The BFG
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Finding Dory
Silence

Replaced The Light Between Oceans with Silence

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” – La La Land
“City Of Stars” – La La Land
“Drive It Like You Stole It” – Sing Street
“Try Everything” – Zootopia
“We Know The Way” – Moana

Replaced Queen Of Katwe with La La Land.

BEST SOUND EDITING

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

Replaced Sully with Arrival.

BEST SOUND MIXING

Arrival
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
La La Land
Silence
Sully

Replaced The Jungle Book with Silence. Made La La Land my winner.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Finding Dory
Kubo & The Two Strings
The Little Prince
Moana
Zootopia

Replaced April & The Extraordinary World with The Little Prince.

BEST FOREIGN FILM

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

Replaced Sand Storm with Elle.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

13th
Life, Animated
Tickled
Trapped
Weiner

Replaced Zero Days with 13th and made that my winner.

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