Oscars 2017: If it were me…

By Christian DiMartino

I actually do this every year, but for the first time I’m actually going to reveal it. What is it? I’ll tell you.

I myself was not pleased with this year’s Oscar nominations. I think they made a lot of tragic mistakes. So normally, beginning in September, I begin making my own ballot, and now that I feel as if I have seen everything necessary, I have finished. Here we go…

Best Picture (up to 10)

Arrival                                   La La Land

Elle                                        Manchester by the Sea

Hacksaw Ridge                 Moonlight

Hell or High Water         Nocturnal Animals

Jackie                                 Silence

Best Actor

Casey Affleck- Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield- Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling- La La Land

Viggo Mortensen- Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington- Fences

Best Actress

Amy Adams- Arrival

Emily Blunt- The Girl on the Train

Isabelle Huppert- Elle

Natalie Portman- Jackie

Emma Stone- La La Land

Best Supporting Actor

Jeff Bridges- Hell or High Water

Hugh Grant- Florence Foster Jenkins

Issei Ogata- Silence

Dev Patel- Lion

Michael Shannon- Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis- Fences

Naomi Harris- Moonlight

Nicole Kidman- Lion

Octavia Spencer- Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams- Manchester by the Sea

Best Director

Damien Chazelle- La La Land

Mel Gibson- Hacksaw Ridge

Barry Jenkins- Moonlight

Pablo Larrain- Jackie

Martin Scorsese- Silence

Best Original Screenplay

Hell or High Water

Jackie

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

The Lobster

Best Adapted Screenplay

Arrival

Elle

Fences

Moonlight

Nocturnal Animals

Best Editing

Hacksaw Ridge

Jackie

La La Land

Moonlight

Silence

Best Score

Arrival

Jackie

La La Land

Moonlight

Nocturnal Animals

Best Cinematography

Arrival- Bradford Young

Cafe Society- Vittorio Storaro

La La Land- Linus Sandgren

Nocturnal Animals- Seamus McGarvey

Silence- Rodrigo Prieto

Best Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon

Doctor Strange

Kubo and the Two Strings

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Jungle Book

Best Art Direction/ Production Design

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

La La Land

Passengers

Silence

The Jungle Book

Best Costume Design

Allied

Jackie

La La Land

Silence

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Best Sound Editing

Arrival

Captain America: Civil War

Deepwater Horizon

Hacksaw Ridge

The Jungle Book

Best Sound Mixing

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

La La Land

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Animated Feature

Finding Dory

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

Sausage Party

Zootopia

Best Documentary 

13th

(That’s it)

Best Foreign Language Film

Elle

Toni Erdmann

(Again, slacking)

Best Make-Up

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Deadpool

Star Trek Beyond

Best Original Song

La La Land- “City of Stars”

La La Land– “The Fools Who Dream”

Moana- “How Far I’ll Go”

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping- “Incredible Thoughts”

Sing Street- “Drive it Like You Stole it”

 

 

 

 

 

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