OSCAR PREDICTIONS

Choosing the winners for the 89th Academy Awards is pretty easy. Go “La La Land” everything and you’ll win half the categories. The movie received a record tying 14 nominations and can win a max 13. But we don’t roll like that at Cinema Buzz. We know what will actually win. Like we said this is an easy year and we are experts. We also know what should win. We got opinions. However, lets just say we actually ran the Oscars. That’s a much more engaging story. History would be a lot different and the winners would be a lot cooler. Trust!

Best Picture
What Will Win: La La Land
What Should Win: Moonlight
If We Ran the Oscars: Hidden Figures

“La La Land” is going to win Best Picture. However, 20 years from now “Hidden Figures” will be the movie most people remember from 2016.

Best Actor
What Will Win: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
What Should Win: Denzel Washington, Fences
If we Ran the Oscars: Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Actress
What Will Win: Emma Stone, La La Land
What Should Win: Isabelle Huppert, Elle
If We Ran the Oscars: Royalty Hightower, The Fits

Supporting Actor
What Will Win: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
What Should Win: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
If We Ran the Oscars: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Supporting Actress
What Will Win: Viola Davis, Fences
What Should Win: Naomie Harris, Moonlight
If We Ran the Oscars: Janelle Monae, Hidden Figures

Newcomer Janelle Monae was the heart and soul of “Hidden Figures.” She stole every scene she was in and deserved to get an Oscar nomination. No worries. Her future is very bright. She’ll get many more chances to secure the win.

Best Director
What Will Win: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
What Should Win: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
If We Ran the Oscars: Ezra Edelman, OJ: Made in America

Original Screenplay
What Will Win: Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
What Should Win: Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water
If We Ran the Oscars: Yorgos Lanthimos/Efthimis Filippou, The Lobster

Adapted Screenplay
What Will Win: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
What Should Win: August Wilson, Fences
If We Ran the Oscars: Eric Heisserer, Arrival

Editing
What Will Win: La La Land
What Should Win: Moonlight
If We Ran the Oscars: OJ: Made in America

Cinematography
What Will Win: La La Land
What Should Win: Moonlight
If We Ran the Oscars: Arrival

Production Design
What Will Win: La La Land
What Should Win: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
If We Ran the Oscars: Passengers

The sets in “Passengers” were sexier than Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt combined. That’s a lot of sexy!

Sound Mixing
What Will Win: La La Land
What Should Win: La La Land
If We Ran the Oscars: La La Land

Sound Editing
What Will Win: Hacksaw Ridge
What Should Win: Hacksaw Ridge
If We Ran the Oscars: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The craftsmanship of the “Star Wars” movies always gets over-shadowed by the film’s massive popularity and box office numbers.

Costume Design
What Will Win: Jackie
What Should Win: Jackie
If We Ran the Oscars: Hidden Figures

Original Score
What Will Win: La La Land
What Should Win: Moonlight
If We Ran the Oscars: The Neon Demon

The music for ‘The Neon Deon” was completely next level.

Original Song
What Will Win: City of Stars
What Should Win: Can’t Stop the Feeling
If We Ran the Oscars: Runnin’

Foreign Language Feature
What Will Win: The Salesman (Iran)
What Should Win: Toni Erdmann (Germany)
If We Ran the Oscars: Divines (France)

Documentary Feature
What Will Win: OJ: Made in America
What Should Win: I am Not Your Negro
If We Ran the Oscars: We would split the Oscar into five pieces because each of the five documentaries nominated deserve to win.

Animated feature
What Will Win: Zootopia
What Should Win: Kubo and the Two Strings
If We Ran the Oscars: Sing

Was there a more fun movie to watch in 2016? Nope!

Visual Effects
What Will Win: Jungle Book
What Should Win: Jungle Book
If We Ran the Oscars: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Makeup and Hair
What Will Win: Suicide Squad
What Should Win: Star Trek Beyond
If We Ran the Oscars: A Man Called Ove

Live Action Short
What Will Win: Sing (Mindenki)
What Should Win: Ennemis Intérieurs
If We Ran the Oscars: I wouldn’t have this category. Time for a Best Comedy category!

Animated Short
What Will Win: Piper
What Should Win: Blind Vaysha
If We Ran the Oscars: I wouldn’t have this category. We need to recognize Best Marketing Campaign!

Documentary Short
What Will Win: Joe’s Violin
What Should Win: 4.1 Miles
If We Ran the Oscars: I wouldn’t have this category. Need one for stunt work!