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)

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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, Suicide 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
  • 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
  • “How Far I’ll Go,” 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

 

The KohOscars 

The KohOscars 

*UPDATE* Winners are in bold

Following the recent release of this year’s Oscar nominations, I’ve decided to release my own nominations for the first annual KohOscars. I’ll think about why I selected my nominees and announce the winners on the night of the Oscars. You are all encouraged to vote for your favorites, as it will make it a much more fun event. The nominees with the most votes will be named the winners of the first annual KohOscars. 

Best Picture:

 

  • The Martian
  • Creed
  • Jurassic World
  • Ex Machina
  • Paper Towns
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Spotlight
  • Furious 7

Best Actor in a Leading Role:

 

  • John Boyega, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Chris Pratt, Jurassic World
  • Matt Damon, The Martian
  • Henry Cavill, The Man From UNCLE
  • Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Best Actress in a Leading Role:

 

  • Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Cara Delevingne, Paper Towns
  • Brie Larson, Room
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
  • Saiorse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor:

 

  • Harrison Ford, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Sylvester Stallone, Creed
  • Nicholas Hoult, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
  • James McAvoy, Victor Frankenstien

Best Supporting Actress:

 

  • Scarlett Johansson, Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Rachael McAdams, Spotlight
  • Rooney Mara, Room
  • Alicia Vikander, The Man From UNCLE
  • Kristen Stewart, American Ultra

Best Sequel:

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Furious 7
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Pitch Perfect 2
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

Best Cameo:

 

  • Jimmy Fallon, Jurassic World
  • Stan Lee, Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Anthony Mackie, Ant-Man

Best Animated Feature:

 

  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Inside Out
  • The Good Dinsosaur
  • Shawn the Sheep Movie
  • Hotel Transylvania 2

Best Cinematography:

 

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • The Martian
  • Jurassic World

Best Costume Design:

 

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Ant-Man

Best Director:

 

  • Ridley Scott, The Martian
  • Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies
  • J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Ryan Coogler, Creed
  • Elizabeth Banks, Pitch Perfect 2

Best Documentary Feature:

 

  • Amy
  • The Look of Silence
  • The Death of Superman Lives
  • Winter on Fire

Best Film Editing:

 

  • The Martian
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Tomorrowland 
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

Best Hair & Makeup:

 

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Original Score:

 

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Sicario 

Best Original Song:

 

  • “See You Again”, Furious 7
  • “Simple Song #3”, Youth
  • “Writing’s On the Wall”, Spectre
  • “Earned It”, 50 Shades of Grey

Best Production Design:

 

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • The Martian
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

Best Sound Editing:

 

  • Sicario
  • The Martian
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • The Revanant
  • Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Sound Mixing:

 

  • Bridge of Spies
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Visual Effects:

 

  • Ex Machina
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • Furious 7
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Adapted Screenplay:

 

  • Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, Paper Towns
  • Drew Goddard, The Martian
  • Joss Wheadon, Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, & Paul Rudd, Ant-Man
  • Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, & Michael Arndt, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Original Screenplay:

 

  • Brad Bird and Damien Lindelof, Tomorrowland
  • Peter Doctor, Meg LeFauve, and Josh Cooley, Inside Out
  • Alex Garland, Ex Machina
  • Ryan Coogler, Creed
  • Carlton Cuse, San Andreas

Best Short Film:

 

  • CHIC
  • Frozen Fever
  • Aloha
  • Paperman

Special Achievement Award:

 

  •  Micah Friez, CHIC

Tune into the Oscars LIVE February 28th at 6pm Central only on ABC. I’ll release the KohOscar winners on January 17th at Noon.