OSCAR PREDICTIONS 2017: My full and official list of predictions
MY FINAL AND OFFICIAL PREDICTIONS FOR THE 89TH ACADEMY AWARDS
The 2017 Awards Tracker is full, the teas leaves have been read, the races have been broken down, and every category has been analyzed. I've made my detailed picks in seven columns and editorials over the past week. As always, one must make predictions with their head and not their heart. These aren't my personal choices of what "should" win. It's what I think "will" win. Here's my complete and master list.
This year, I predicted the nominations with 86% accuracy. I’d love to see that batting average continue to the winners. Call me confident.
I've said it all along. Stick with me and I will win you that Oscar pool at home or at work! Use this as your checklist and cheat sheet of choice!
BEST PICTURE: "La La Land"
BEST DIRECTOR: Damien Chazelle for “La La Land"
BEST ACTOR: Denzel Washington for “Fences”
BEST ACTRESS: Emma Stone for “La La Land”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mahershala Ali for “Moonlight”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Viola Davis for "Fences"
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Kenneth Lonergan for “Manchester by the Sea”
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Barry Jenkins and Tarell McCraney for “Moonlight”
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: "Toni Erdmann”
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: "Zootopia"
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM: "Piper”
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: "O.J.: Made in America"
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: “The White Helmets”
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM: “Ennemis Interieurs”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Linus Sandgren for “La La Land”
BEST EDITING: "La La Land"
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: "La La Land"
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: "La La Land"
BEST MAKEUP AND HAIR-STYLING: "Star Trek Beyond”
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: "The Jungle Book”
BEST SOUND EDITING: “Hacksaw Ridge”
BEST SOUND MIXING: “La La Land”
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Justin Hurwitz for "La La Land"
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: "City of Stars" from “La La Land"
Follow me on Facebook and Twitter throughout Oscar night as I will be updating the award winners, my prediction results, and overall reaction and responses to the festivities all night. On Monday, the day after the Academy Awards, I will present my annual deep look into the crystal ball and set up for the potential Oscar contenders for next year's banner 90th Academy Awards in 2018. Once one year ends, the next year already starts up.