Oscar Predictions 2017

No time for the full treatment this year so I’ll barrel straight into it:


La La Land will be the big winner, it’ll take Best Picture, Best Director (for Damien Chazelle), Best Actress (for Emma Stone), Cinematography, Original Score, Original Song and probably a few of the minor ones but NOT Best Actor.

Best Actor: A toss-up between Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) and Denzel Washington (Fences), I keep vacillating over this one but I’m going with Denzel.

Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali for Moonlight.

Supporting Actress: Definitely Viola Davis for Fences.

Adapted Screenplay: Moonlight.

Original Screenplay: Either Manchester by the Sea or La La Land.  I have to pick one … nnng … I’ll go Manchester.

Animated Film: Either Zootopia (or Zootropolis as it was in the UK) or Kubo and the Two Strings.  In previous years this would be a slam dunk for Zootopia but the Academy has grown up a bit this year so it could go either way.  Maybe it hasn’t grown up *that* much.  Zootopia.

Visual Effects: Got to be The Jungle Book, surely.