Last 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 –
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.