Tuesday, 21 February 2017
2017 Oscar Predictions!
My Pick (Angus): Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Billy: Jeff Bridges (Hell Or High Water)
Drew: Lucas Hedges (Manchester By The Sea)
Michael: Dev Patel (Lion)
This category is the category I have most of a problem with. I was disappointed by the nominees in this list as I felt 2 of them should've been replaced with other actors in their respective films. I feel that Jeff Bridges and Michael Shannon should've been replaced by Ben Foster and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The performance that I enjoyed the most was Lucas Hedges in 'Manchester By The Sea' but my pick goes to Mahershala Ali considering his recent success at the SAG and Critic's Choice Awards. As you can see from the predictions, it is a fairly open race with all four of us choosing different actors from one another.
My Pick (Angus): Michelle Williams (Manchester By The Sea)
Billy: Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
Drew: Viola Davis (Fences)
Michael: Viola Davis (Fences)
Again this was a very tough category to choose from as there was a great amount of talent on show. Octavia Spencer and Nicole Kidman were both great in their roles in their respective roles but for me, I felt that Viola Davis, Naomie Harris and Michelle Williams were just a level above them. For my decision, I let it come down to who was the most memorable and for me Michelle Williams stuck the most with me. The scene where she tries to patch things up with Casey Affleck is one of the best moments of the year and showcased her talent very well. Williams was fantastic throughout the whole film and is my choice for Best Supporting Actress.
My Pick (Angus): Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Billy: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Drew: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Michael: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
As you can see, there seems to be a clear favourite within this category. Damien Chazelle should win the Oscar for Best Director as he created a marvellous and truly special film. The other directors in the category deserve to be in contention but Chazelle's work with 'La La Land' was above them. It is great to see Denis Villeneuve nominated for 'Arrival' nonetheless.
My Pick (Angus): Denzel Washington (Fences)
Billy: Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea)
Drew: Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea)
Michael: Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea)
I would absolutely love it if Ryan Gosling were to win after he gave one of my favourite performances in 'La La Land'. However, I have no problem with any of these actors winning but there seems to be two frontrunners in the Best Actor race. I would have went with Casey Affleck but his chances of winning have went down since the Oscars have drawn closer. The last 12 winners of the SAG awards have gone onto win the Oscar the same year. Denzel Washington won the award this year which may indicate that he will pick up the Best Actor award on Sunday.
My Pick (Angus): Emma Stone (La La Land)
Billy: Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Drew: Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Michael: Emma Stone (La La Land)
Again, this category seems to have two frontrunners with Natalie Portman and Emma Stone really standing out in this category. Amy Adams can feel hard done by as her exclusion is one of the biggest snubs, especially considering that Meryl Streep was nominated for 'Florence Foster Jenkins'. It is a close race but Emma Stone has been picking up awards along the way to the Oscars and I believe that the momentum is with her and that she will pick up the big prize.
My Pick (Angus): La La Land
Billy: La La Land
Drew: La La Land
Michael: La La Land
First of all, there simply shouldn't be 9 nominees for a category, it should be kept to 5. Due to this, there are some films that have zero chance in winning this, despite being great in their own right. It's no surprise that we have all picked the frontrunner for Best Picture and I am glad to say that its my favourite out of all of the films in contention. 'La La Land' fully deserves the Best Picture award as I feel that it is the best film in the category.