And the Oscar Goes 2…

oscars-2017Last year, I did a blog post about the Oscars titled, “And the Oscar Goes to…” This is the sequel.

As I did last year, I’ll list the categories with my picks. I can promise I’ll be staying up to watch the whole thing. Because I’ve got a wicked cold and this thing is kicking my butt. I kind of just want to sleep. But I’ll come back after they’ve announced the winners and determine how well I did. I don’t think I’ll do well. I’ve only seen two of the Best Picture nominees this year and I really don’t think either of those has a shot of actually winning.

So if you read this on Monday, after I’ve made sure to complete the update, the underlined choices are the ones I got right. The ones that are struck through, clearly, I got wrong. Oh, and last year I didn’t record the actual winner next to the ones I got wrong. I’ll be sure to do that this year.

Best Picture – La La Land Moonlight

Director – Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Actor in a Leading Role – Ryan Gosling, La La Land Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Actress in a Leading Role – Emma Stone, La La Land

Actor in a Supporting Role – Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Actress in a Supporting Role – Viola Davis, Fences

Foreign Language Film – Land of Mine The Salesman

Makeup and Hairstyling – Star Trek Beyond Suicide Squad

Cinematography – La La Land

Film Editing – La La Land Hacksaw Ridge

Short Film, Live Action – Sing

Sound Mixing – La La Land Hacksaw Ridge

Visual Effects – The Jungle Book

Original Score – La La Land

Original Song – “City of Stars”, La La Land

Sound Editing – La La Land Arrival

Original Screenplay – La La Land Manchester by the Sea

Adapted Screenplay – Arrival Moonlight

Costume Design – La La Land Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Documentary Feature – O.J.: Made in America

Documentary, Short Subject – The White Helmets

Production Design – La La Land

Animated Feature – Zootopia

Animated Short – Borrowed Time Piper

For the record, I did not see La La Land. I heard, from people whose opinions I deeply respect, that it was a terrible movie. I also heard, from people whose opinions I deeply respect, that it was a great movie. I’ve based my assumption that the movie will sweep every category for which it’s nominated on the fact that the people on TV can’t shut up about it. I kind of don’t want to see it out of spite.

UPDATE: I got 13 right, just slightly better than half. I’m glad La La Land didn’t sweep the awards like I thought it would. I’m sure I’ll see it eventually. But I’ll probably do so grudgingly.

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One thought on “And the Oscar Goes 2…

  1. I treated Frozen like how you’re treating La La Land. I refused to see it until 3 weeks ago. It was enjoyable, but not nearly as good as it was hyped up to be. I do want to see La La Land, but I’ve wanted to see it before the awards recognition. Does that make me a hipster…?

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