#Oscars2017 Anticipation – LIVE Blog, Message Boards, and Final Predictions for Academy Awards Contest

The Academy Awards are our Super Bowl.  The 89th Oscars are what we live for, and what we have been debating for 364 days.  Is the night really made for “La La Land” to sweep?  Was “Moonlight’s” sweep at the Independent Spirit Awards telling of support?  Can “Hidden Figures” late surging success at SAG and the Costume guild place it for a “Driving Miss Daisy-type” upset? How great will Jimmy Kimmel be? How many times will Trump’s name come up in acceptance speeches?

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    Final predictions:

    Best Picture: Moonlight
    Best Director: Damien Chazelle
    Best Actor: Denzel Washington
    Best Actress: Emma Stone
    Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali
    Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis
    Best Original Screenplay: Manchester by the Sea
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Moonlight
    Best Cinematography: La La Land
    Best Film Editing: Hacksaw Ridge
    Best Production Design: La La Land
    Best Costume Design: Jackie
    Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Star Trek Beyond
    Best Original Score: La La Land
    Best Original Song: City of Stars, La La Land
    Best Sound Mixing: La La Land
    Best Sound Editing: Hacksaw Ridge
    Best Animated Feature: Zootopia
    Best Foreign Language Film: The Salesman
    Best Documentary Feature: O.J. – Made in America
    Best Documentary Short: Extremis
    Best Animated Short: Piper
    Best Live Action Short: Ennemis Interieurs

    I’m rooting for a huge “La La Land” sweep including BP, but similar to 2015 when I wanted “Birdman” to win and predicted “Boyhood”, my pick is “Moonlight”, and I hope I’m wrong because I liked “La La Land” so much.

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