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


La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

The Lobster

Best Adapted Screenplay





Nocturnal Animals

Best Editing

Hacksaw Ridge


La La Land



Best Score



La La Land


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



The Jungle Book

Best Costume Design



La La Land


The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Best Sound Editing


Captain America: Civil War

Deepwater Horizon

Hacksaw Ridge

The Jungle Book

Best Sound Mixing


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


Sausage Party


Best Documentary 


(That’s it)

Best Foreign Language Film


Toni Erdmann

(Again, slacking)

Best Make-Up

Alice Through the Looking Glass


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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