GWW Predicts the Oscars (La La Land Wins A Lot)

With no ado and only minor interruptions, here are our semi-educated guesses at tonight’s results! Yes, I predict La La Land will clean up, but there may be surprises in store…


Best Picture: La La Land (Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea are fantastic, but it’s hard to imagine an upset.)

Best Director: Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Best Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea (It’s very easy to imagine Denzel springing an “upset.”)

Best Actress: Emma Stone, La La Land

Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight 

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, Fences (Perhaps she should be in the Best Actress race, but a win is a win is a win.)

Foreign Language Film: The Salesman (with Toni Erdmann close behind)

Makeup and Hairstyling: Star Trek Beyond (We’ll always be able to say “Oscar-nominated Suicide Squad…)

Cinematography: La La Land 

Film Editing: La La Land

Short Film, Live Action: La La….just kidding: Ennemis Intérieurs

Sound Mixing: La La Land

Visual Effects: The Jungle Book (would not mind seeing Doctor Strange sneak in here)

Original Score: La La Land (This one is tough to argue, even for the anti-La La Land crowd.)

Original Song: “City of Stars”, La La Land (I enjoy “How Far I’ll Go,” and I prefer “Audition,” but here we are. I do not enjoy “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”)

Sound Editing: La La Land

Original Screenplay: Manchester by the Sea (If Denzel beats Affleck, this might be MBTS‘s only win, which is a shame for such a beautiful film.)

Adapted Screenplay: Moonlight

Costume Design: La La Land 

Documentary Feature: O.J.: Made in America

Documentary, Short Subject: Extremis

Production Design: La La Land 

Animated Feature: Zootopia 

Animated Short: Piper 

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