#Oscars2017 – MoVernie Picks on the Academy Awards

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The Oscars 2017 is happening tonight. Yup, tonight is the BIG day.

Below is my MoVernie Picks on what I think will win the respective Academy Awards.

I know a lot of peeps are picking the La La Land as the big winner, but I personally think it will be all hype but not dominating. Yes, there are 14 nominations, but I think it will win its fair share of awards, but in no shape or form would I expect La La Land to sweep everything. It will win the smaller awards but I don’t think it will win the BIG ones such as the Best Picture or Best Actor, etc. Anyhow, we will see tonight!

I personally really enjoyed watching Hacksaw Ridge, starring Andrew Garfield. Based on a true story and Andrew’s performance impressed me alot. However, I don’t think he will win the Best Actor award either.

Arrival, starring Amy Adams, I was very blown away by the direction of the film, the story plot, the acting and the scenes and vibe the film built really touched me and wanting to know what happened. It’s a type of film where you need to go back and think of what you just watched and how everything pieces together to try to make some sense. I personally think Arrival, Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea will be the BIG winners at the Oscars.

Follow hashtag #Oscars2017 and follow @TheAcademy on Twitter for the latest updates and Oscar Winners. And if you want to get a Canadian perspectives and the happenings at the Red Carpet, follow @eTalkCTV, a Canadian TV network who is covering the Oscars.

Oscars 2017: The 89th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Oscar 2017 will begin from 8:30 pm EST

My MoVernie Picks of the Academy Awards Winners (my picks are highlighted & with “MoVernie Picks” beside them): What’s your picks?

Best Picture

La La Land
Hidden Figures
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell Or High Water
Manchester By The Sea
Moonlight – (MoVernie’s Pick)

Best Director

Dennis Villeneuve, Arrival – (MoVernie’s Pick)
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By The Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Best Actress

Emma Stone, La La Land
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Amy Adams, Arrival – (MoVernie’s Pick)
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Best Actor

Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea – (MoVernie’s Pick)
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Supporting Actor

Dev Patel, Lion – (MoVernie’s Pick)
Jeff Bridges, Hell Or High Water
Mahershala Ali,Moonlight
Lucas Hedges, Manchester By The Sea
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Supporting Actress

Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures – (MoVernie’s Pick)
Michelle Williams, Manchester By The Sea

Foreign Language Film

Land Of Mine – (MoVernie’s Pick) [really going on a limp on this one as I honestly didn’t watch any]
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Tori Erdmann

Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia – (MoVernie’s Pick)

Film Editing

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land – (MoVernie’s Pick)

Production Design

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail Caesar!
La La Land
Passengers – (MoVernie’s Pick)

Adapted Screenplay

Arrival – (MoVernie’s Pick)
Hidden Figures

Original Screenplay

Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster – (MoVernie’s Pick)
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women

Original Score

La La Land – (MoVernie’s Pick)

Original Song

Audition from La La Land
Can’t Stop the Feeling from Trolls
City of Stars from La La Land – (MoVernie’s Pick)
Empty Chair from Jim: The James Foley Story
How Far I’ll Go from Moana

Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Star Wars: The Rogue One – (MoVernie’s Pick)


Bradford Young, Arrival – (MoVernie’s Pick)
Linus Sandgren, La La Land
Greig Fraser, Lion
James Laxton, Moonlight
Rodrigo Prieto,Silence

Documentary Short Subject

Dan Krauss, Extremis
Daphine Matziaraki, 4.1 Miles
Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen, Joe’s Violin
Marcel Mettlesiefen and Stephen Ellis, Watani: My Homeland – (MoVernie’s Pick) [again, no clue]
Orlando Von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara, The White Helmets

Documentary Feature

Gianfranco Rosi and Donatella Palermo, Fire At Sea
Raul Peck, Remi Grellety and Herbert Peck, I Am Not Your Negro – (MoVernie’s Pick) [no idea]
Robert Ross Williams and Julie Goldman, Life, Animated
Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow, OJ Made in America
Ava Duvernay, Spencer Averick And Howard Barish, 13th

Costume Design

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – (MoVernie’s Pick)
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land

Sound Editing

Arrival – (MoVernie’s Pick)
Deep Water Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Sound Mixing

Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land – (MoVernie’s Pick)
Star Wars: The Rogue One
13 Hours

Makeup & Hairstyling

A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad – (MoVernie’s Pick)

Live Action Short Subject

Enenemis Interieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
Timecode – (MoVernie’s Pick) [no idea, making a guess]

Animated Short Film

Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl – (MoVernie’s Pick) [picking a title that sounds cool]

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