The Oscars: My Picks 

The Oscars: My Picks 

Now that the KohOscars have passed & the Oscars have been nominated, I decided I would select my winners based on the nominations. Here are the full list of nominees, my choices are bold & italicized. The real winners will be listed.

Best Picturelandscape-1474899549-arrival-poster

  • Arrival
  • Fences
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hidden Figures
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Manchester By The Sea
  • Moonlight

Winner: Moonlight

Best Actormaxresdefault1

  • Casey Affleck, “Machester By The Sea”
  • Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”
  • Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”
  • Viggo Mortenson, “Captain Fantastic”
  • Denzel Washington, “Fences”

Winner: Casey Affleck

 Best Actress04elle2-master675

  • Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”
  • Ruth Negga, “Loving”
  • Natalie Portman, “Jackie”
  • Emma Stone, “La La Land”
  • Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Winner: Emma Stone

Best Supporting Actorcrop20bigger20mahershala20ali

  • Mahershall Ali, “Moonlight”
  • Jeff Bridges, “Hell Or High Water”
  • Lucas Hedges, “Manchester By The Sea”
  • Dev Patel, “Lion”
  • Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”

Winner: Mahershalla Ali

Best Supporting Actressdavis

  • Viola Davis, “Fences”
  • Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”
  • Nicole Kidman, “Lion”
  • Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”
  • Michelle Williams, “Manchester By The Sea”

Winner: Viola Davis

Best DirectorLLL PP _0004.NEF

  • Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
  • Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge”
  • Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”
  • Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester By The Sea”
  • Dennis Villenueve, “Arrival”

Winner: Damien Chazelle

Best Animated Featurelead_960

  • Kubo & the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • The Red Turtle
  • Zootopia

Winner: Zootopia 

Best Animated Shortpiper3

  • Blind Vaysha
  • Borrowed Time
  • Pear Cider & Cigarrettes
  • Pearl
  • Piper

Winner: Piper

Best Adapted Screenplayhidden-figures-750x315_orig

  • Arrival
  • Fences
  • Hidden Figures
  • Lion
  • Moonlight

Winner: Moonlight

Best Original Screenplaylala-land

  • 20th Century Women
  • Hell or High Water
  • La La Land
  • The Lobster
  • Manchester By The Sea

Winner: Manchester By The Sea

Best Cinematographylion-movie-trailer

  • Arrival
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Moonlight
  • Silence

Winner: La La Land

Best Documentary Featurer91170_3_576x324_16-9

  • 13th
  • Fire At Sea
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • Life
  • OJ: Made In America

Winner: OJ: Made In America

Best Short Documentaryac3fb5ca25d0b26555837de047faa7e608da4d6d5dbc04be6188e9028785c465

  • 4.1 Miles
  • Extremis
  • Joe’s Violin
  • Watani: My Homeland
  • The White Helmet

Winner: The White Helmet

Best Short Film

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  • Ennemis Interieurs
  • La Femme et le TGV
  • Silent Nights
  • Sing
  • Timecode

Winner: Sing

Best Foreign Languagemaxresdefault2

  • A Man Called Ove
  • Land of Mine
  • Tanna
  • The Salesman
  • Toni Erdmann

Winner: The Salesman

Best Film Editinghacksaw-ridge-790x445

  • Joe Walker, “Arrival”
  • John Gilbert, “Hacksaw Ridge”
  • Jake Roberts, “Hell or High Water”
  • Tom Cross, “La La Land”
  • Nat Sanders, “Moonlight”

Winner: Hacksaw Ridge

Best Sound Editingdwhepksocial

  • Arrival
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • Sully

Winner: Arrival

Best Sound Mixingmaxresdefault3

  • Arrival
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Winner: Hacksaw Ridge

Best Production Designhail-cesar

  • Arrival
  • Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • La La Land
  • Passengers

Winner: La La Land

Best Original Scorepassengers-1

  • Mica Levi, “Arrival”
  • Justin Hurwitz, “La La Land”
  • Hauschka, “Lion”
  • Nicholas Britell, “Moonlight”
  • Thomas Newman, “Passengers”

Winner: La La Land

Best Original Songmoana-fallback_fde4d101

  • “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”, La La Land
  • “Can’t Stop The Feeling”, Trolls
  • “City of Stars”, La La Land
  • “The Empty Chair”, Jim: The James Foley Story
  • “How Far I’ll Go”, Moana

Winner: City of Stars

Best Makeup & Hairmaxresdefault4

  • A Man Called Ove
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Suicide Squad

Winner: Suicide Squad

Best Costume Designfantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them

  • Allied
  • Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Jackie
  • La La Land

Winner: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them

Best Visual Effectsdoctor-strange-1

  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Doctor Strange
  • The Jungle Book
  • Kubo & the Two Strings
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Winner: The Jungle Book


My Score: (12-12)

The 2nd Annual KohOscars

The 2nd Annual KohOscars

Last year, I began a new tradition of selecting and conducting my own Oscars ceremony here on my blog, with all the same criteria and categories, but my own nominations. On the night of the real Oscars ceremony, I update this article with who won the KohOscars, minus the trophies and celebrities and career credibility boost. Check back in on January 24th and see who won. The winners will be highlighted in bold. Here are the nominations for the 2nd annual KohOscars:

 

Best Picture:tumblr_static_5pmkp6ctiyw4w080oc0s4kgwk

  • Sing Street
  • La La Land
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Passengers
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Doctor Strange
  • Deadpool

Best Actor:

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  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Doctor Strange
  • Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
  • Ryan Gosling, La La Land
  • Diego Luna, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • James McAvoy, Split
  • Josh Brolin, Hail, Caesar!
  • Eddie Redmayne, Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them

Best Actress:

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  • Emma Stone, La La Land
  • Lucy Boynton, Sing Street
  • Amy Adams, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Felicity Jones, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Margot Robbie, Suicide Squad
  • Morena Baccarin, Deadpool
  • Anna Kendrick, The Accountant

Best Supporting Actor:

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  • Alden Ehrenreich, Hail, Caesar!
  • Alan Tudyk, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Aaron Hernandez, Suicicde Squad
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, Doctor Strange
  • Benedict Wong, Doctor Strange
  • Dan Fogler, Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them
  • Jon Bernthal, The Accountant

Best Supporting Actress:

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  • Elizabeth Olsen, Captain America: Civil War
  • Gal Gadot, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Tilda Swinton, Doctor Strange/Hail, Caesar!
  • Viola Davis, Suicide Squad
  • Sofia Boutella, Star Trek Beyond
  • Lizzy Caplan, Now You See Me 2
  • Haley Bennett, The Magnificent Seven

Best Animated Feature:

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  • Zootopia
  • Moana
  • Finding Dory
  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Trolls
  • Kubo & The Two Strings
  • Sing

Best Sequel:

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Doctor Strange
  • Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Finding Dory

Best Cameo:

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  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, Moana
  • Stan Lee, Captain America: Civil War
  • Carrie Fisher, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Anthony Daniels, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Bruce Willis, Split
  • Tom Holland, Captain America: Civil War
  • Christopher Jackson, Moana

Best Cinematography:

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  • Roger Deakins, Hail, Caesar!
  • Linus Sandgren, La La Land
  • Ben Davis, Doctor Strange
  • Greg Fraser, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Bill Pope, The Jungle Book
  • Trent Opaloch, Captain America: Civil War
  • Larry Fong, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Best Director:

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  • John Carney, Sing Street
  • Damien Chazelle, La La Land
  • Anthony & Joe Russo, Captain America: Civil War
  • Gareth Edwards, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Ethan & Joel Coen, Hail, Caesar!
  • Denzel Washington, Fences
  • Jon Favreau, The Jungle Book

Best Documentary (Feature):

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  • O.J.: Made In America
  • The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years
  • For The Love of Spock
  • Sonshine
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off The Wall

Best Documentary (Short):

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  • MOVE
  • Extremis
  • 4.1 Miles
  • Frame 394
  • Close Ties
  • Behind The Scenes: Captain America: Civil War
  • Marvel Studios: Assembling A Universe

Best Film Editing:

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  • Roderick Jaynes, Hail, Caesar!
  • Tom Cross, La La Land
  • Andre Marcus & Julian Ulrichs, Sing Street
  • Jeremy Milton & Fabienne Rawley, Zootopia
  • John Gilroy/Colin Goudie/Jabez Olssen, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Stan Salfas, Now You See Me 2
  • Sabrina Plisco & Wyatt Smith, Doctor Strange

Best Foreign Language Film:

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  • Elle, France
  • Being 17, France
  • The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki, Finland
  • Neruda, Chile
  • From Afar, Venezuela
  • Things To Come, France
  • Aquarius, Brazil

Best Makeup & Hairstyling:

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  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Doctor Strange
  • La La Land
  • Sing Street
  • Suicide Squad
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • X-Men: Apocalypse

Best Music (Original Score):

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  • Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
  • James Newton Howard, Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them
  • Carter Burwell, Hail, Caesar!
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, Moana
  • Hans Zimmer & Junkie XL, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Michael Giacchino, Star Trek Beyond
  • Henry Jackman, Captain America: Civil War

Best Music (Original Song):

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  • “Drive It Like You Stole It”, Sing Street
  • “City of Stars”, La La Land
  • “Your Welcome”, Moana
  • “No Dames!”, Hail, Caesar!
  • “Try Everything”, Zootopia
  • “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”, Trolls
  • “Heathens”, Suicide Squad

Best Production Design:

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  • Doug Chiang, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Jess Gonchor, Hail, Caesar!
  • Patrick Tatopoulos, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • David Wasco, La La Land
  • Charles Wood, Doctor Strange
  • Owen Patterson, Captain America: Civil War
  • Sean Haworth, Deadpool

Best Short Film (Animated):

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  • Piper
  • Inner Workings
  • The Head Vanishes
  • Borrowed Time
  • Happy End
  • Pearl
  • A Night At The Mannequin Factory

Best Short Film (Live Action):

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  • MOVE
  • American Paradise
  • Hardware
  • Hold On
  • Hot Seat
  • I Know You From Somewhere
  • Laps

Best Sound Editing:

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  • La La Land
  • Sing Street
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Doctor Strange
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Moana
  • Zootopia

Best Sound Mixing:

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  • Moana
  • Sing Street
  • La La Land
  • The Accountant
  • Doctor Strange
  • Deadpool
  • Captain America: Civil War

Best Visual Effects:

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  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Doctor Strange
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Deadpool
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • The Jungle Book
  • Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them

Best Costume Design:

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  • Judianna Makovsky, Captain America: Civil War
  • Michael Wilkinson, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Angus Strathie, Deadpool
  • Alexandra Byrne, Doctor Strange
  • Mary Zophres, La La Land
  • Mary Zophres, Hail, Caesar!
  • Kate Hawley, Suicide Squad

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay):

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  • Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick, Deadpool
  • Jon Spaiths/Scott Derrickson/C. Robert Cargill, Doctor Strange
  • Chris Weitz/Tony Gilroy/John Knoll/Gary Whitta, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Simon Pegg & Doug Jung, Star Trek Beyond
  • Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, Captain America: Civil War
  • Andrew Stanton & Victoria Strouse, Finding Dory
  • J.K Rowling, Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them

Best Writing (Original Screenplay):

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  • John Carney, Sing Street
  • Damien Chazelle, La La Land
  • Bill Dubuque, The Accountant
  • Joel & Ethan Coen, Hail, Caesar!
  • Jon Spaiths, Passengers
  • Jared Bush, Moana
  • Jared Bush & Phil Johnston, Zootopia

 

Special Achievement Award:

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  • Bethany Elden, Sonshine