OSCAR PREDICTIONS 2016

OSCAR PREDICTIONS: Who should win vs. Who will win vs. Upset

“WILL IT BE LA LA LAND OR MOONLIGHT?”

It is that time of the year again, when every film critic across the land goes out on a limb and stakes their reputation in predicting who will win the major Academy Awards this Sunday evening. 2016 was a very interesting year. After screening more than 150 movies, I feel it is a safe bet that there were some absolutely significant motion pictures released in 2016. I still believe that THE BIRTH OF A NATION was the “best of the forgotten” films of this year. In addition to LA LA LAND, my personal Top Four Movies of the Year remain LION, HACKSAW RIDGE and HIDDEN FIGURES. Not since 2004, when LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING” went 11 for 11, has a Best Picture won this many Oscars. In fact, last year SPOTLIGHT only won two Oscars, and two years ago BIRDMAN only won four. My prediction is LA LA LAND will win 10 Oscars. The only film that could upset this juggernaut is MOONLIGHT. Here we go:

BEST PICTURE

Should: LA LA LAND
Will: LA LA LAND
Upset: MOONLIGHT

LA LA LAND ON IMDB | Bob Fisher’s Movie Review of LA LA LAND

BEST DIRECTOR

Should: Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND
Will: Damien Chazelle
Upset: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Damien Chazelle on IMDB | Bob Fisher’s Movie Review of Moonlight

BEST ACTOR

Should: DENZEL WASHINGTON, FENCES
Will: DENZEL WASHINGTON
Upset: Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea

Denzel Washington on IMDB | Bob Fisher’s Movie Review of Fences

BEST ACTRESS

Should: EMMA STONE, LA LA LAND
Will: EMMA STONE
Upset: Natalie Portman, Jackie

Emma Stone on IMDB | Bob Fisher’s Movie Review of Jackie

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Should: MAHERSHA ALI, MOONLIGHT
Will: MAHERSHA ALI
Upset: Lucas Hedges, Manchester By The Sea

Mahersha Ali on IMDB | Bob Fisher’s Movie Review of Manchester by the Sea

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Should: VIOLA DAVIS, FENCES
Will: VIOLA DAVIS
There will be no upset.

Viola Davis on IMDB

PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTIONS

Disney brings a live-action adaptation of their animated film, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The 1991 film was significant for two reasons. It was their 30th animated feature film and was the first to ever be nominated for Best Picture of the Year. The film grossed $425 Million worldwide. This new 121 minute PG rated family film is directed by Bill Condon and stars Dan Stevens, Emma Watson and Luke Evans. Full review next week. Click here to see this and other Movies Coming Soon Trailers

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