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2017 Academy Awards Prediction Results


ACADEMY AWARDS PREDICTION RESULTS

Fourteen right and ten wrong.  Extrapolated out over a major league baseball season, I guess I would be relatively happy, but this was my worst year yet since I have been picking.  Of course, I did pick several upsets that didn't pan out, and I guessed in a few categories that I typically (and conveniently) avoid. 


Still, it was a tough year all around.  Gold Derby, the film site that holds an Oscar prediction contest every year, has around 10,000 entries, and usually, one or two entries will be perfect or near perfect.  This year, the winner predicted only 20 of the 24 categories.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PICKS I GOT RIGHT
              
DIRECTOR: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:  Emma Stone (La La Land)

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Viola Davis (Fences)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:  Manchester by the Sea - Kenneth Lonergan

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:  Moonlight - Barry Jenkins (story: Tarell Alvin McCraney)


ANIMATED FEATURE: Zootopia

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:  
OJ: Made in America

CINEMATOGRAPHY: La La Land

VISUAL EFFECTS: The Jungle Book



ORIGINAL SCORE: La La Land

ORIGINAL SONG: "City of Stars" (La La Land)

PRODUCTION DESIGN: La La Land


SHORT FILM, ANIMATED: Piper




PICKS I GOT WRONG

BEST PICTURE:  I chose La La Land
Moonlight won

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:  I chose Denzel Washington (Fences)
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) won

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: I chose Toni Erdmann (Germany)
The Salesman (Iran) won 

FILM EDITING:  I chose Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge won

SOUND EDITING: I chose Hacksaw Ridge
Arrival won

SOUND MIXING: I chose La La Land
Hacksaw Ridge won 

COSTUME DESIGN: I chose Jackie
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them won 

MAKEUP: I chose Star Trek: Beyond
Suicide Squad won

SHORT FILM, LIVE ACTION: I chose Ennemis Interieurs
Sing (Mindenki) won

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT:  I chose Extremis



The White Helmets won

2 comments:

Mr. B said...

You did pretty well, John. I thought it was interesting that Viola won for Fences and Denzel did not. The pairing was so tight, I don't know how you could recognize one without the other. Agree with you on Inferno. Had to watch it twice to really appreciate how tightly wound Ron Howard made that story and how much detail he put into it. We saw La-La Land and my wife, Sue, actually shrugged her shoulders at the end and thought it would be better.

I do think it's interesting how Hollywood just doesn't make event films for Oscar anymore. Gladiator, Braveheart, Out of Africa have been replaced by Crash, Birdman, and Moonlight. I'm not sure if it's a sign of the times for studios to tighten their belts financially, but it is a trend that I hope swings the other way.

John DeFrank said...

Mr. B,
Re your comment:
"I do think it's interesting how Hollywood just doesn't make event films for Oscar anymore. Gladiator, Braveheart, Out of Africa have been replaced by Crash, Birdman, and Moonlight. I'm not sure if it's a sign of the times for studios to tighten their belts financially, but it is a trend that I hope swings the other way."
You make a terrific point, and I will be addressing that phenomenon in my next blog post regarding the current state of film criticism.
Have a great weekend, John

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