Nick’s Oscar Picks

I love this time of year! Below—made by myself alone, sans the assistance of any web trolling or cheat sheets—please find my uncannily accurate 14th annual Academy Award predictions.

And please check back later this week for the Oscar snubs and surprises and my favorite annual post, This Year in Movies, where I opine on such grandiloquent life-changing matters as the oft-confusing ‘Best Movie That Made the Most Amount of Money’ and ‘Worst Movie That Made the Least Amount of Money’ and my sagacious naming of the next ‘it’ actress, actor, and director. I also award the ‘Movie Quote of the Year’ and reveal the five worst and 11 best films of 2016. A can’t miss!

An apéritif:

Animated: Zootopia
Cinematography: La La Land
Documentary: O.J.: Made in America
Foreign: Toni Erdmann
Original Score: La La Land
Original Song: ‘City of Stars’, La La Land
Screenplay (original): La La Land
Screenplay (adapted): Arrival

And now, without further ado, the nominees are . . . :

Supporting Actress:

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Viola Davis, Fences

Sleeper: Janelle Monáe, Moonlight
Dark Horse: Greta Gerwig, 20th Century Women

Supporting Actor:

Dev Patel, Lion
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Sleeper: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals
Dark Horse: Ben Foster, Hell or High Water

Lead Actress:

Amy Adams, Arrival
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Emma Stone, La La Land
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Natalie Portman, Jackie

Sleeper: Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dark Horse: Ruth Negga, Loving

Lead Actor:

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Denzel Washington, Fences
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Sleeper: Tom Hanks, Sully
Dark Horse: Joel Edgerton, Loving

Best Director:

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Damian Chazelle, La La Land
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge

Sleeper: Martin Scorsese, Silence
Dark Horse: Garth Davis, Lion

Best Picture:

Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

And the Oscar goes to . . .

Supporting Actress: Viola Davis
Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali
Lead Actress: Natalie Portman
Lead Actor: Denzel Washington
Director: Damian Chazelle
Picture: La La Land

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