Oscar’s wrap up! Who won and who should have.

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

WINNER

CASEY AFFLECK Manchester by the Sea

NOMINEES

ANDREW GARFIELD Hacksaw Ridge

RYAN GOSLING La La Land

VIGGO MORTENSEN Captain Fantastic

DENZEL WASHINGTON Fences

Our winning pick was Denzel for this category because his performance toppled Casey’s 100 times over! How Casey won this is has baffled us since they announced the winner Oscar night. 
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ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

WINNER

MAHERSHALA ALI Moonlight

This was our pick and we could not be happier. Mahershala delivered one hell of a ride here!

NOMINEES

JEFF BRIDGES Hell or High Water

LUCAS HEDGES Manchester by the Sea

DEV PATEL Lion

MICHAEL SHANNON Nocturnal Animals

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

WINNER

EMMA STONE La La Land

NOMINEES

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. 

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ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

WINNER

VIOLA DAVIS Fences

Yes all the way!!! It was tough though, Naomie Harris and Octavia Spencer both did amazing jobs on screen.

NOMINEES

NAOMIE HARRIS Moonlight

NICOLE KIDMAN Lion

OCTAVIA SPENCER Hidden Figures

MICHELLE WILLIAMS Manchester by the Sea

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ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

WINNER

ZOOTOPIA Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer

NOMINEES

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.

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CINEMATOGRAPHY

WINNER

LA LA LAND Linus Sandgren

NOMINEES

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. 

COSTUME DESIGN

WINNER

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.

NOMINEES

ALLIED Joanna Johnston

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS Consolata Boyle

JACKIE Madeline Fontaine

LA LA LAND Mary Zophres

DIRECTING

WINNER

LA LA LAND Damien Chazelle

NOMINEES

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. 

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

WINNER

O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow

NOMINEES

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)

WINNER

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. 

NOMINEES

EXTREMIS Dan Krauss

4.1 MILES Daphne Matziaraki

JOE’S VIOLIN Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen

WATANI: MY HOMELAND  Marcel Mettelsiefen and Stephen Ellis

FILM EDITING

WINNER

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.

NOMINEES

ARRIVAL Joe Walker

HELL OR HIGH WATER Jake Roberts

LA LA LAND Tom Cross

MOONLIGHT Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

WINNER

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. 

NOMINEES

LAND OF MINE Denmark

A MAN CALLED OVE Sweden

TANNA Australia

TONI ERDMANN Germany

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MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

WINNER

SUICIDE SQUAD Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson

Well damn! Suicide Squad is an Oscar winner! 

NOMINEES

A MAN CALLED OVE Eva von Bahr and Love Larson

STAR TREK BEYOND Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

WINNER

LA LA LAND Justin Hurwitz

So we have this soundtrack on repeat…lol.

NOMINEES

JACKIE Mica Levi

LION Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka

MOONLIGHT Nicholas Britell

PASSENGERS Thomas Newman

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

WINNER

CITY OF STARS from La La Land; Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

NOMINEES

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.

BEST PICTURE

WINNER

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?

NOMINEES

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

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PRODUCTION DESIGN

WINNER

LA LA LAND

Production Design: David Wasco; Set Decoration: Sandy Reynolds-Wasco

NOMINEES

ARRIVAL

Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Paul Hotte

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock

HAIL, CAESAR!

Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

PASSENGERS

Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

WINNER

PIPER Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer

Oh my Disney and their short films! They always seem to tug at our heart strings. Always! 

NOMINEES

BLIND VAYSHA Theodore Ushev

BORROWED TIME Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj

PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTES Robert Valley and Cara Speller

PEARL Patrick Osborne

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

WINNER

SING

Kristof Deák and Anna Udvardy

NOMINEES

ENNEMIS INTÉRIEURS

Sélim Azzazi

LA FEMME ET LE TGV

Timo von Gunten and Giacun Caduff

SILENT NIGHTS

Aske Bang and Kim Magnusson

TIMECODE

Juanjo Giménez

SOUND EDITING

WINNER

ARRIVAL

Sylvain Bellemare

NOMINEES

DEEPWATER HORIZON

Wylie Stateman and Renée Tondelli

HACKSAW RIDGE

Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright

LA LA LAND

Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan

SULLY

Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

SOUND MIXING

WINNER

HACKSAW RIDGE

Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace

NOMINEES

ARRIVAL

Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Claude La Haye

LA LA LAND

Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee and Steve A. Morrow

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson

13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI

Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Mac Ruth

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VISUAL EFFECTS

WINNER

THE JUNGLE BOOK

Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon

NOMINEES

DEEPWATER HORIZON

Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington and Burt Dalton

DOCTOR STRANGE

Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli and Paul Corbould

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean and Brad Schiff

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel and Neil Corbould

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

WINNER

MOONLIGHT

Screenplay by Barry Jenkins; Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney

NOMINEES

ARRIVAL

Screenplay by Eric Heisserer

FENCES

Screenplay by August Wilson

HIDDEN FIGURES

Screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi

LION

Screenplay by Luke Davies

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

WINNER

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

Written by Kenneth Lonergan

NOMINEES

HELL OR HIGH WATER

Written by Taylor Sheridan

LA LA LAND

Written by Damien Chazelle

THE LOBSTER

Written by Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou

20TH CENTURY WOMEN

Written by Mike Mills
That is our wrap up. Did they compare to yours? The last few categories were in line with our predictions and even after all that craziness that happened on stage it was a pretty great show. We have our own theories as to what happened but we will save that for another post.
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