Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April Oscar Predictions

Will The Birth of a Nation dominate?

For the past few years, I've done early Oscar predictions with Drew of A Fistful of Films. I've delayed these a few weeks, since Drew has scaled things back on his blog. Look out for my (wrong) winner predictions tomorrow.

BEST PICTURE:
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
The Birth of a Nation
Fences
La La Land
The Light Between Oceans
Loving
Manchester by the Sea
Passengers
Silence

Note: I'm only predicting 9 Best Picture nominees.

BEST DIRECTOR:
Ang Lee, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Jeff Nichols, Loving
Nate Parker, The Birth of a Nation
Martin Scorsese, Silence
Denzel Washington, Fences

BEST ACTOR:
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Silence
Michael Keaton, The Founder
Denzel Washington, Fences

BEST ACTRESS:
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Viola Davis, Fences
Ruth Negga, Loving
Emma Stone, La La Land
Alicia Vikander, The Light Between Oceans

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Jovan Adepo, Fences
Armie Hammer, The Birth of a Nation
Oscar Isaac, The Promise
Steve Martin, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Liam Neeson, Silence

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Aja Naomi King, The Birth of a Nation
Kristen Stewart, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Rachel Weisz, The Light Between Oceans
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Fences
The Light Between Oceans
Nocturnal Animals
Silence

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
The Birth of a Nation
La La Land
Loving
Manchester by the Sea
Zootopia

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
La La Land
Passengers
Silence

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
The Birth of a Nation
The Lost City of Z
Passengers
Silence

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Silence
The Zookeeper’s Wife

BEST FILM EDITING:
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
The Birth of a Nation
La La Land
Passengers
Silence

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
The BFG
Finding Dory
The Light Between Oceans
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Silence

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
David Brent: Life on the Road
La La Land
Moana
Sing Street
Zootopia

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING:
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Silence
Suicide Squad

BEST SOUND MIXING:
Jason Bourne
La La Land
Passengers
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Silence

BEST SOUND EDITING:
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Deepwater Horizon
Finding Dory
Jason Bourne
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
The BFG
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Jungle Book
Passengers
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Finding Dory
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
The Secret Life of Pets
Zootopia

4 comments:

  1. I have so much love for you showering Silence, La La Land and Loving (my horses this year) with predictions.

    I'm sad we aren't doing this together this year, but you were always better at this than me so carry that torch, bro!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks man! I'm bummed too, but I'm glad to hear you're rooting for those films as well. Really hoping films like Manchester by the Sea, Sing Street, Fences, and Rogue One also get some notice.

      Delete
  2. Good job in what is a difficult race to predict! Scorsese films usually are nominated so I think some of your predictions will hold up. Do you think Ethan Hawke in Born to Be Blue has a chance of a nom? He seems overdue.
    I'm going to listen to Sing Street soundtrack as soon as I can, thanks for reminding me. The Zootopia song w/ Shakira is super catchy :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! Born to Be Blue has already had a limited release in the U.S., so I think it'll be too small to really go anywhere. Miles Ahead appears to be suffering a similar fate. Looking forward to the performances from Hawke and Cheadle, though.

      I hope Sing Street gets in. From what I hear, the songs are great. Plus, the movie just looks like a lot of fun.

      Delete