my 2017 Oscar picks
If you didn't know, I saw lots of movies in 2016. I wrote a ton of reviews/musings on all the movies I saw in theaters, and have been continuing to do so throughout 2017. One of my goals was to see as many Oscar-nominated films as I could, since I tried to do the same thing last year, and I saw all the Best Picture nominees before the nominations were announced! These aren't my personal choices or favorites, rather what I think will win at the 2017 Oscars. If you want to see what films were my personal favorites, check out those links on the right side there! I'm only going to focus on the major categories or the categories that I've seen a majority of. Do you agree or disagree with my choices? Comment here or on my Facebook post of this article, then check back after Oscar Sunday, and laugh at how inaccurate I might be. So without further ado, here are my picks for the 2017 Oscars, and feel free to click on a category to instantly scroll down there!
Best Film Editing
Best Original Song
"The Empty Chair" - JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY
"Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" - LA LA LAND
"City Of Stars" - LA LA LAND
"How Far I’ll Go" - MOANA
"Can’t Stop The Feeling" - TROLLS
Even though the actual best song, "A Lovely Night",
wasn't nominated, a LA LA LAND will probably
win. "City of Stars" has the most chance, since
it's the most accessible and memorable themes.
Best Animated Film
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI
Taking the ZOOTOPes for this. Lovely, cute film that manages
to fit in a lot of interesting, mature themes for the kiddos!
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Original Screenplay
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Casey Affleck - MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Andrew Garfield - HACKSAW RIDGE
Ryan Gosling - LA LA LAND
Viggo Mortensen - CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
Denzel Washington - FENCES
Denzel is absolutely magnetic, and I think he
steals this one from Casey Affleck. Affleck's role
is much more subtle, but powerful, while Denzel
is incredibly showy and bombastic, but it looks
like the Academy might be leaning toward Denzel.
HELL OR HIGH WATER
This is the most definite winner here tonight. The voting body of the Academy is made up of actors and dreamers, and they probably relate to some aspect of this film. So unless MOONLIGHT pulls off a huge upset in response to #OscarsSoWhite last year or because it absolutely deserves the win, LA LA LAND will take home the big prize of the night!
Thank you very much for reading my picks! Be sure to click through those links to see my reviews/musings of all them movies, or some other features down here:
See ya next year!