Thursday, February 2, 2017

Oscar Predictions - 2017

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It's Christmas in tinsel town! With only a few weeks away the countdown is on! Oscar night is the biggest and most prestigious night in the glamorous world of Hollywood. Nothing like cramming a room full of over-privileged, self-involved beauties, who have everything (ahem, including a touch of narcissism) and awarding them with gold trophies. #amiright

Having grown up in a movie family my love for Hollywood film runs deep. There's something magical about movies that brings so much joy. They have the power to transform emotions in a heartbeat. They give us opportunities to expand our horizons, and least of all, they connect us to a whole new world outside our own - for two plus hours you become someone else. It's exciting. It's exhilarating. It's awe-inspiring. I look forward to this award show every year! I'm a huge fan of our host Jimmy Kimmel as well. Undoubtedly, he will bring some mockery to the table, mingled with some hilarious skits (hopefully). 

Here's a little something to fill the cup  of anticipation. Oh, you better believe "we're all about a good time."  (I just hope they keep politics at bay.  This is an award show, NOT a political rally!)

It's only a matter of time before we know exactly who the winners are, but for now we shall speculate. In the age of social media it's hard to surprise us anymore, which takes all the fun out of it. #amiright. Still, I hope there are a few major shocks & surprises. I'm talking Crash wins Best Picture kind of shocks. Alas, I don't think we'll get that lucky, but we shall see!  Below are my predictions for the glitzy-glam night.

Best Picture: La La Land
(But if it were up to me I'd pick Manchester by the Sea. LOVE that movie!)

Best Director: 

Best Actor: Denzel Washington 
(But I really, really, REALLY want Casey Affleck to win for Manchester by the Sea.  He KILLED it!)

Best Actress: Emma Stone
(If it were up to me, though, I'd give the award to Natalie Portman for Jackie #slayed)

Best Supporting Actor:  
(Though, I think the award should go to Dev Patel for Lion)

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis

Best Animation: Zootopia 
(Seriously, Disney was on fire last year!)

Best Costume Design: La La Land

To celebrate the Oscar season, Canada's Cineplex movie theater chain threw a lil som-som together. This superb, super-cut video features footage from all of the Academy Awards nominees this year. This retrospective look is thrilling and exciting! Cheers to all the nominees!
Be sure to tune in to ABC Sunday, February 26th 7e | 4p for the 89th Academy Awards! For a full list of Oscar nominees click here. The floor is now yours, who do you think will be the big winners of the night?...

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