Oscars: If I Picked The Winners


Today is the last day for the Oscar voters to fill out their ballots, and I think it’s time to decide what I would vote for if I was filling out an Oscar ballot. These are not the same exact picks that I said on the podcast. Those are purely what I want to see win. Below are what I would vote for to win.

Best Motion Picture = La La Land
Best Director = Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Best Actor, Leading Role = Denzel Washington (Fences)
Best Actress, Leading Role = Emma Stone (La La Land)
Best Actor, Supporting Role = Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Best Actress, Supporting Role = Viola Davis (Fences)
Best Adapted Screenplay = Arrival
Best Original Screenplay = The Lobster
Best Animated Feature Film = Kubo and the Two Strings
Best Documentary Feature Film = O.J.: Made in America
Best Foreign Language Film = The Salesman
Best Cinematography = La La Land
Best Film Editing = Hacksaw Ridge
Best Production Design = La La Land
Best Visual Effects = Deepwater Horizon
Best Costume Design = La La Land
Best Makeup & Hairstyling = Suicide Squad
Best Sound Editing = Hacksaw Ridge
Best Sound Mixing = La La Land
Best Music, Original Score = La La Land
Best Music, Original Song = La La Land = “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”

Now it’s your turn. Please comment below what you would vote for it you were an Oscar voter. Thank you.


10 thoughts on “Oscars: If I Picked The Winners

  1. Here I mine:

    Best Picture — Moonlight
    Best Director — Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
    Best Actor — Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
    Best Actress — Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
    Best Supporting Actor — Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
    Best Supporting Actress — Naomie Harris (Moonlight as Paula)
    Best Original Screenplay — Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou (The Lobster)
    Best Adapted Screenplay — Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight)
    Best Animated Feature Film — Kubo and the Two Strings
    Best Foreign Language Film — Land of Mine
    Best Documentary — 13th
    Best Original Score — Mica Levi (Jackie)
    Best Original Song — “How Far I’ll Go” (Moana)
    Best Sound Editing — Arrival
    Best Sound Mixing — Arrival
    Best Production Design — Hail, Caesar!
    Best Cinematography — Bradford Young (Arrival)
    Best Makeup and Hairstyling — A Man Called Ove
    Best Costume Design — Jackie
    Best Film Editing — Arrival
    Best Visual Effects — The Jungle Book

    Do I like Arrival more than I realized. πŸ™‚

    1. Can’t wait to see Elle. Do you think there’s a chance she’ll beat Emma Stone? Love that you pick Jeff Bridges. The Dude abides. That Jackie score was really good too for sure. Hail, Caesar! was such a hard pick to take La La Land instead, but yeah, it’s a great great pick too. Interesting that you pick Arrival for Film editing. Is that mostly for the last 20 minutes?

      Yes, you do like Arrival more than you thought. πŸ™‚

      1. Yeah the last 20 minutes, but throughout, not many films are so seamlessly flowing as Arrival in 2016. That’s not the way the Academy look on Editing unfortunately. But you never know.

        I do think Isabelle has a great, great chance. I’m still puzzled how Emma Stone became the front-runner. The momentum is heavy on Huppert now, people are talking about her, the work she has done this year, the career – the nomination itself (in the absence of Adams and Bening) speaks volumes for her chances.

  2. And mine…
    Best Picture β€” Arrival
    Best Director β€” Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
    Best Actor β€” Denzel Washington (Fences)
    Best Actress β€” Natalie Portman (Jackie)
    Best Supporting Actor β€” Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
    Best Supporting Actress β€” Viola Davis (Fences)
    Best Original Screenplay β€” Manchester By the Sea/Hell or High Water (tie)
    Best Adapted Screenplay β€” Arrival
    Best Animated Feature Film β€” Zootopia
    Best Foreign Language Film β€” The Salesman
    Best Documentary β€” 13th
    Best Original Score β€” Mica Levi (Jackie)
    Best Original Song β€” β€œHow Far I’ll Go” (Moana)
    Best Sound Editing β€” Arrival
    Best Sound Mixing β€” Arrival
    Best Production Design β€” Hail, Caesar!
    Best Cinematography β€” Silence
    Best Makeup and Hairstyling β€” Star Trek
    Best Costume Design β€” Jackie
    Best Film Editing β€” Arrival
    Best Visual Effects β€” Doctor Strange

  3. You know you might get your wish for quite a few of them. I think Original Screenplay might go to Kenneth Lonergan so that Manchester by the Sea gets something, technical awards like production or costume design I suspect will go to others. I certainly would like the acting awards to go to Denzel, Viola, Mahersala and Emma. Maybe Isabelle Huppert. I haven’t seen all the nominees so I don’t really have an informed opinion but I like your picks. I think there’s a bit of growing backlash for La La Land so Picture and Director are going to be split like last year.

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