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So of course the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced two weeks ago now and we still have a few weeks to go until the actual event so I thought we could discuss our thoughts on the nominations and maybe some predictions you may have.

Best Picture:
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Manchester By the Sea

Best Director:
Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester By the Sea
Denis Villeneuve – Arrival

Best Actress:
Isabelle Huppert – Elle
Ruth Negga – Loving
Natalie Portman – Jackie
Emma Stone – La La Land
Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Actor:
Casey Affleck – Manchester By the Sea
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington – Fences

Best Supporting Actress:
Viola Davis – Fences
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Nicole Kidman – Lion
Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams – Manchester By the Sea

Best Supporting Actor:
Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel – Lion
Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals

Best Original Screenplay:
20th Century Women – Mike Mills
Hell or High Water – Taylor Sheridan
La La Land – Damien Chazelle
The Lobster – Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou
Manchester By the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Arrival – Eric Heisserer
Fences – August Wilson
Hidden Figures – Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi
Lion – Luke Davies
Moonlight – Barry Jenkins

Best Cinematography:
Bradford Young – Arrival
Linus Sandgren – La La Land
Grieg Fraser – Lion
James Laxton – Moonlight
Rodrigo Prieto – Silence

Best Animated Feature:
Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle

Best Animated Short:
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Best Score:
La La Land

Best Original Song:
“Audition” – La La Land
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Trolls
“City of Stars” – La La Land
“The Empty Chair” – Jim: The James Foley Story
“How Far I’ll Go” – Moana

Best Visual Effects:
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Sound Editing:
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Best Sound Mixing:
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours

Best Editing:
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land

Best Costume Design:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad
A Man Called Ove

Best Production Design:
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Best Documentary Feature:
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life Animated
O.J.: Made in America

Best Documentary, Short Subject:
4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

Best Foreign Language Film:
Land of Mine, Denmark
The Salesman, Iran
A Man Called Ove, Sweden
Tanna, Australia
Toni Erdmann, Germany

Best Live Action Short Film
Silent Nights
Ennemis Interieurs
La Femme et le TGV

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Haven't seen a thing except Hacksaw Ridge and La La Land. I'm so out of it this year. La La Land is probably going to take it all, though.


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Anyone but not Emma Stone.
Don't got me wrong, she's good in LLL but her singing is subpar. I understand that the award is about acting not singing, but really, you'd give the Oscar to an actress that made you frown so much while watching her singing?

High Plains Drifter

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Do you agree with all the movies the Oscars nominate every year?

Are there better ones that should have made the cut?

Better Actors and Actresses?


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Oscars from the past to the present?


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Honestly I didn't care much for winners this year. None of the nominations were terribly impressive for me, except Hacksaw ridge but I knew it wasn't the type to win.

Academy Awards 2017

Best Picture: Moonlight
Best Director: Damien Chazelle in La La Land
Best Score: Justin Hurwitz in La La Land
Best Actor: Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea
Best Actress: Emma Stone in La La Land
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali in Moonlight
Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis in Fences

Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan in Manchester by the Sea
Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins; Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney, in Moonlight
Best Documentary (Feature): O.J.: Made in America
Best Documentary (Short): The White Helmets
Best Short Film (Live Action): Sing
Best Short Film (Animated): Piper
Best Foreign Language Film: The Salesman
Best Animated Film: Zootopia
Best Original Song: "City of Stars" in La La Land
Best Editing: Hacksaw Ridge
Best Cinematography: La La Land
Best Production Design: La La Land
Best Costume Design: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Best Sound Editing: Arrival
Best Sound Mixing: Hacksaw Ridge
Best Visual Effects: The Jungle Book
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Suicide Squad
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The movies/animations/documentaries I've watched in this list are La La Land, Hacksaw Ridge, Fantastic Beasts, The Jungle Book. La La Land is the least I like in the lot. Seriously, has the standard of music and choreography in musical dropped that low? City of Stars only avails to people because it's easy to sing, you don't even need a nice voice: just listen to how the 2 leads sang it :emoji_dizzy_face:

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Now that the dust has settled....

Who was really at fault?

Best picture presenter Warren Beatty explained backstage after the history-making mistake that briefly awarded "La La Land" the honor instead of rightful winner "Moonlight" onstage. "I looked down at the card and thought, 'This is very strange, because it says best actress.' Maybe there was a misprint. I don't know what happened. And that's all I have to say on the subject." said Warren Beatty.

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Warren Beatty threw Dunaway under the bus. He read the thing, realised it wasn't right then thought... fuck it... she can read it. :emoji_laughing:

After all these years, still the bad boy treating women like shit.

It was an utter cock-up though. Truly humiliating.


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A real mess! But, from another forum, "Nobody Died, Get Over It" As the story unfolds, everyone is blaming everyone else. Who cares...


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After seeing that I can't blame the two on stage allthough they could've read the envelope title and probably prevented this from happening.

I do blame the ones that gave them the envelope as, in my opinion, the last one that holds it before it goes to the ones that will read it should check the title as it clearly said something different.

It was really bad to see that happen and especially after seeing the doubt on both of their faces before blatantly shouting out the name, wich was obviously wrong. Then seeing some frustrated people running back and forth, wich led to the reveal of Moonlight winning.

Almost felt like it was done on purpose to take away the magic from Moonlight winning. They deserved it way more than La La Land, but that's just my opinion.


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As veteran actors, isn't dealing with weird shit that comes up supposed to be one of their skills?
Without a script & a Director, actors cannot think for themselves. Their skills include being able to follow a script with a Director telling them how to feel while following said script. That's what they get the big bucks for...

Doctor Omega

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Warners Plans “Wonder Woman” Awards Run


Warner Bros. Pictures have reportedly had internal discussions about launching a major, costly and “formidable” awards-season campaign for Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” according to Variety.

The studio is also going after honors for Jenkins herself as director. If they succeed on both fronts, it would make the movie the first comic-book film nominated for best picture and Jenkins both the first female director nominated since 2010 and the first director (male or female) nominated for a comic book movie.

The Oscars famously snubbed Christopher Nolan’s”The Dark Knight” in 2008, and has in many ways been trying to make up for it ever since. “Wonder Woman” is one of the few superhero films that has come along that has a chance to break through.

It certainly is of those rare birds in that not only has it been a box-office hit with $781 million worldwide, it has also been a critical darling. Then there’s the period setting and standalone nature which offer it advantages for consideration that other films in the MCU and DCEU don’t by their very nature of being sequels and chapters of a larger whole.

Thing is there’s another potential candidate for these honors this year that fits similar criteria – “Logan”. Fox may well go after noms for that film, especially for its main trio of actors and Jackman in particular for his overall body of work in the role, but no word as yet if that studio intends to do so.