Oscars 2017 2018-05-26T19:24:20+00:00

89th Academy Awards Roundup

The entire world awaits with bated breath as the 89th edition of The Academy Awards, more fondly called the 'Oscars', crowns the best achievers of 2016 on the night of 26th February 2017, live from Dolby Theater, Hollywood, CA.

This edition has 102 nominations bagged by 42 movies across 20 categories for feature films. After a long time we have had one movie dominate the nominations with La La Land garnering 14 nominations including all major categories, a first since Titanic. Damien Chazelle follows up his dream debut at the 87th edition where his second directorial Whiplash won 3 out of the 5 categories it was nominated for. Jimmy Kimmel who is an accomplished host, actor and producer amongst his other ventures is hosting this year’s ceremony.

Apart from the a possible sweep by La La Land this year, the academy’s twin companion of controversy is not left far behind with President Trump’s travel ban creating unprecedented uproar from a large section of the film fraternity with many of them including nominee Meryl Streep being vocal about it. While the Iranian nominee Asghar Farhadi had announced to boycott the ceremony in opposition to the discriminating travel ban, many of the industry experts feel the anti-Trump wave could have had an impact in deciding the winners of a few categories!

On the flip side, this year’s nominations have received universal praise for having the most number of people representative of minority sections and of color in relative comparison to the previous years that received flak for the lack of it. The heartening aspect is to see these nominations span technical categories as well.

We have come up with an extensive coverage of nominated movies providing with our reviews of most of these movies. We also have come up with our predictions on possible winners and linked their reviews here on our Oscars Landing page. The couch potatoes in you could use this as a primer to gear yourselves up for knowing the nominees and choosing your picks. Do spread the word as all of us cinephiles look forward with our expectations for the event to unveil!

Predictions & Winners

Here are our predictions for the winners in each category. Let’s see how much we get right on February 26, 2017 ! We got 14/20 predictions right this time compared to 17/20 last year.

Predictions

  • Best Picture:
    Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt for La La Land
  • Actor in a Leading Role:
    Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea
  • Actress in a Leading Role:
    Emma Stone for La La Land
  • Actor in a Supporting Role:
    Mahershala Ali for Moonlight
  • Actress in a Supporting Role:
    Viola Davis for Fences
  • Directing:
    Damien Chazzelle for La La Land
  • Cinematography:
    Linus Sandgren for La La Land
  • Film Editing:
    Tom Cross for La La Land
  • Music (Original Score):
    Justin Hurwitz for La La Land
  • Music (Original Song):
    “City of Stars” from La La Land. Music by Justin Hurwitz ; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
  • Writing (Adapted Screenplay):
    Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney for Moonlight
  • Writing (Original Screenplay):
    Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea
  • Animated Feature Film:
    Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer for Zootopia
  • Costume Design:
    Mary Zophres for La La Land
  • Visual Effects:
    Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon for The Jungle Book
  • Makeup and Hairstyling:
    Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo
    for Star Trek Beyond
  • Production Design:
    David Wasco (Production Design), Sandy Reynolds-Wasco (Set Decoration)  for La La Land
  • Sound Editing:
    Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright for Hacksaw Ridge
  • Sound Mixing:
    Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee and Steve A. Morrow
    for La La Land
  • Foreign Language Film:
    The Salesman directed by Asghar Farhadi from Iran

Winners

  • Best Picture:
    Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner for Moonlight
  • Actor in a Leading Role:
    Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea
  • Actress in a Leading Role:
    Emma Stone for La La Land
  • Actor in a Supporting Role:
    Mahershala Ali for Moonlight
  • Actress in a Supporting Role:
    Viola Davis for Fences
  • Directing:
    Damien Chazzelle for La La Land
  • Cinematography:
    Linus Sandgren for La La Land
  • Film Editing:
    John Gilbert for Hacksaw Ridge
  • Music (Original Score):
    Justin Hurwitz for La La Land
  • Music (Original Song):
    “City of Stars” from La La Land. Music by Justin Hurwitz ; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
  • Writing (Adapted Screenplay):
    Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney for Moonlight
  • Writing (Original Screenplay):
    Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea
  • Animated Feature Film:
    Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer for Zootopia
  • Costume Design:
    Colleen Atwood for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Visual Effects:
    Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon for The Jungle Book
  • Makeup and Hairstyling:
    Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson for  Suicide Squad
  • Production Design:
    David Wasco (Production Design), Sandy Reynolds-Wasco (Set Decoration) for La La Land
  • Sound Editing:
    Sylvain Bellemare for Arrival
  • Sound Mixing:
    Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace for Hacksaw Ridge
  • Foreign Language Film:
    The Salesman directed by Asghar Farhadi from Iran

Movie Scorecard (Multiple Nominations)

Movie Scorecard (Wins)