The night has come and gone and by now the winners are probably still basking in that Oscar gold glow and those that didn’t take home a statue are just as happy for that nomination. Well maybe not all but that is a whole different story. We are going to give you a quick wrap up on the winners and those who we think should have won. Our predictions were pretty spot on but there were some upsets on awards night. Lets get started.
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
CASEY AFFLECK Manchester by the Sea
ANDREW GARFIELD Hacksaw Ridge
RYAN GOSLING La La Land
VIGGO MORTENSEN Captain Fantastic
DENZEL WASHINGTON Fences
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
MAHERSHALA ALI Moonlight
This was our pick and we could not be happier. Mahershala delivered one hell of a ride here!
JEFF BRIDGES Hell or High Water
LUCAS HEDGES Manchester by the Sea
DEV PATEL Lion
MICHAEL SHANNON Nocturnal Animals
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
EMMA STONE La La Land
ISABELLE HUPPERT Elle
RUTH NEGGA Loving
NATALIE PORTMAN Jackie
MERYL STREEP Florence Foster Jenkins
Emma is a favorite of ours and here work since we first saw her in Superbad has been fantastic. Her win here though left us in total shock because we had Natalie Portman or Ruth Negga pegged for this award. Those roles just had so much more umph than Emma’s.
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
VIOLA DAVIS Fences
Yes all the way!!! It was tough though, Naomie Harris and Octavia Spencer both did amazing jobs on screen.
NAOMIE HARRIS Moonlight
NICOLE KIDMAN Lion
OCTAVIA SPENCER Hidden Figures
MICHELLE WILLIAMS Manchester by the Sea
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
ZOOTOPIA Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner
MOANA John Musker, Ron Clements and Osnat Shurer
MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI Claude Barras and Max Karli
THE RED TURTLE Michael Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki
Zootopia was probably the most political film of the year but we had our hearts set on Kubo for this.
LA LA LAND Linus Sandgren
ARRIVAL Bradford Young
LION Greig Fraser
MOONLIGHT James Laxton
SILENCE Rodrigo Prieto
Tough one here especially being from Miami we may have been pushing more for Moonlight than any other film out there this year. It was a toss up here since La La Land worked the camera beautifully.
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Colleen Atwood
Did you know that no other Harry Potter has won an Oscar. Fantastic Beast’s was the first one.
ALLIED Joanna Johnston
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS Consolata Boyle
JACKIE Madeline Fontaine
LA LA LAND Mary Zophres
LA LA LAND Damien Chazelle
ARRIVAL Denis Villeneuve
HACKSAW RIDGE Mel Gibson
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Kenneth Lonergan
MOONLIGHT Barry Jenkins
It was a fight until the end! Damien and Barry, Barry and Damien and in the end Damien took home the award. We were hoping the Academy would have given it to Barry. His work on this project was beyond extraordinary. It doesn’t dumb down Damien’s work but in our opinion it had more meat.
O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow
FIRE AT SEA Gianfranco Rosi and Donatella Palermo
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Raoul Peck, Rémi Grellety and Hébert Peck
LIFE, ANIMATED Roger Ross Williams and Julie Goldman
13TH Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick and Howard Barish
13th and I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO were our front runners here. OJ was good but not great and maybe we were looking for more content and relevance.
DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
THE WHITE HELMETS Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara
All the way yay! We have been campaigning this documentary since its release. It took years for the west to actually take a look and see what is going on in Syria and lets hope with this platform more eyes will look and help.
EXTREMIS Dan Krauss
4.1 MILES Daphne Matziaraki
JOE’S VIOLIN Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen
WATANI: MY HOMELAND Marcel Mettelsiefen and Stephen Ellis
HACKSAW RIDGE John Gilbert
We had them for this award. It remarkable to see a film flow so well and this doesn’t mean that the other nominees did a bad job but it can get a little technical here.
ARRIVAL Joe Walker
HELL OR HIGH WATER Jake Roberts
LA LA LAND Tom Cross
MOONLIGHT Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
THE SALESMAN Iran
This is one remarkable piece of work that deserves your attention. This is the second Oscar for director Asghar Farhadi and he was not in attendance by protesting the travel ban our administration placed.
LAND OF MINE Denmark
A MAN CALLED OVE Sweden
TONI ERDMANN Germany
MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
SUICIDE SQUAD Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson
Well damn! Suicide Squad is an Oscar winner!
A MAN CALLED OVE Eva von Bahr and Love Larson
STAR TREK BEYOND Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
LA LA LAND Justin Hurwitz
So we have this soundtrack on repeat…lol.
JACKIE Mica Levi
LION Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka
MOONLIGHT Nicholas Britell
PASSENGERS Thomas Newman
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
CITY OF STARS from La La Land; Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
AUDITION (THE FOOLS WHO DREAM) from La La Land; Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
CAN’T STOP THE FEELING from Trolls; Music and Lyric by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster
THE EMPTY CHAIR from Jim: The James Foley Story; Music and Lyric by J. Ralph and Sting
HOW FAR I’LL GO from Moana; Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda
We wanted this to goto Lin-Manuel Miranda and Moana. Not only to make him the youngest to EGOT but because we felt it was the better song. Also on repeat at home and in the car.
MOONLIGHT Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers
Beyond ourselves that Moonlight won! Who else thinks the Academy should have 2 categories like the Globes?
ARRIVAL Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Aaron Ryder and David Linde, Producers
FENCES Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington and Todd Black, Producers
HACKSAW RIDGE Bill Mechanic and David Permut, Producers
HELL OR HIGH WATER Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn, Producers
HIDDEN FIGURES Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams and Theodore Melfi, Producers
LA LA LAND Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt, Producers
LION Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Angie Fielder, Producers
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck and Kevin J. Walsh, Producers
LA LA LAND
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
PIPER Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer
Oh my Disney and their short films! They always seem to tug at our heart strings. Always!