The 89th Academy Awards representing the year 2016 in film has officially come to a close. We hope you enjoyed our podcast recap here as well as my article on how "Moonlight" managed to pull off one of the biggest upsets of all time here. It was quite memorable to say the least.
But now, we have our winner of the 2017 "Predict The Oscars" Contest to unveil. Click below to see if you ranked with the top.
Forget about the controversy for a moment. Take a step back from what transpired at first with presumed frontrunner "La La Land" taking the stage to claim the Best Picture prize and hearing the producers give their speeches. A bigger story (Ok, maybe not to most) happened here and that is the fact that when all the shenanigans were over with, "Moonlight" managed to beat "La La Land" for Best Picture.
How did this happen? Click below to find out.
So that just happened....
In what will go down in history as probably the most shocking Oscar moment EVER, "La La Land" was announced as the Best Picture winner by a confused Warren Beatty who was looking off to the sides and stalling for time as he had the wrong envelope in his hands (It was Emma Stone's envelope for Best Actress), after winning 6 awards and being the presumed winner for the season, Beatty made the decision to announce "La La Land" as the winner and the team took the stage to accept their award. After a few moments and some sweet (Now awkward) winning speeches, the true winner was revealed to be "Moonlight." The cast and crew of that film took the stage while the "La La Land" crew awkwardly exited, as the audience and the people watching at home tried to get a handle on what had just occurred.
There will be so much to discuss on this historic moment and although I'm very happy for "Moonlight," I fear this win will forever be considered a fluke. I cannot wait to discuss this on the podcast this week and for all of you to listen.
Thank you so much for following me live on twitter tonight and be sure to stay tuned in the post Oscar season over here at Next Best Picture for more to come on what these wins all mean historically and more moving forward.
For now, click below to see the full list of winners from this evening.
Here is the live post for the 89th Academy Award winners. Be sure to check back here as the winners are updated and feel free to follow my live thoughts on twitter at @NextBestPicture with the hashtag #NextBestPicture.
Click below to see the winners as they are announced.
The show will be starting in a few hours. You can enter into our "Predict The Oscars" contest here and follow me on twitter tonight with the hashtag #NextBestPicture as I live tweet the Oscars.
For now, I'd love to hear your No Guts, No Glory predictions for tonight. Click below to see mine and share yours in the comments.
Enjoy the show!
It's all come down to this. 24 hours to go until the big show. You have seen all the posts. Listened to all of the podcasts. Well now, the team over at Next Best Picture is finally ready to share with you our picks for the 89th Academy Awards.
Click below to see our predictions along with what we feel should win and be sure to enter into our "Predict The Oscars" contest before the ceremony begins tomorrow night.
And here we are. This is it. The final two categories before the 89th Academy Awards. Best Director and Best Picture. Before we get to my in-depth analysis of these two awards and how I think they will go on Sunday, please take the time to check out the other articles I have posted these past couple of days on the other categories:
Best Foreign Language, Best Documentary & Best Animated Film
Best Original Song & Best Original Score
Best Film Editing & Best Cinematography
Best Sound Editing/Mixing & Best Visual Effects
Best Original & Adapted Screenplay
Best Makeup, Best Costume Design & Best Production Design
Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor & Supporting Actress
Without any further adieu, click below for my in-depth analysis
One acting category is pretty much locked at this year's Oscars unless if Hell were prepared to freeze over. The other three categories have their favorites but present some unique scenarios which may or may not play out. This is my in-depth analysis of the acting categories for the 89th Academy Awards and who I predict will ultimately walk away with Oscar gold.
Click below to read my in-depth analysis.
Our final three tech awards for the 89th Academy Awards are here. I was anxiously awaiting the results of the guilds to tell me something with these categories and I think I have my mind made up on at least 2 out of the three categories. With only a few days left until the big show, here is my in-depth analysis of Best Makeup & Hair Styling, Production Design and Costume Design for this year's Oscar.
Click below to read my in-depth analysis.
With the tech awards officially out of the way, we now turn our eyes to the above the line categories. This year's screenplay categories feel like a done deal in one category while the other is practically a coin flip.
Click below to see my in-depth analysis.
Continuing our march towards the 89th Academy Awards, I now look at two of the hardest categories to predict this year with Sound Editing/Mixing and one of the easiest ones to call - Best Visual Effects. Admittedly, I'll be relying on stats and history to help out my predictions here and there will be a lot of stats to scroll through. But if you're interested in winning your office Oscar pool, I recommend you take a look.
Click below for my in-depth analysis.
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Two of the most interesting Oscars for cinephiles around the world are the Best Film Editing and Best Cinematography Oscars. Film Editing dictates the flow of a film and how its story is told. Cinematography are the images that stay with you for a lifetime. If either aspect is poor within a film, it ultimately fails. The Academy has done a great job of recognizing some of the standout works from this year and now it is time to see if the guilds, critics and various factors from this season will be able to help us predict the winners in both categories.
Click below for my in-depth analysis.
Best Original Song & Best Original Score at the Oscars are not as tied together in their wins as often as one would think. Only twice in the last 15 years have the two awards gone to the same film. It looks like we are heading for a year where the two awards will go to the same film and that film is a musical. How will it all shake down?
Click below for my in-depth analysis of the two categories.
Now that the BAFTA Awards are out of the way, it's now time to start analyzing all of the Oscar categories as we head towards the 89th Academy Awards on February 26th. As the days roll on, I will be analyzing each category and making my final predictions for the Oscars. Today, I take a look at the Best Foreign Language, Documentary and Animated Feature Oscars.
Click below to see my in depth analysis of each category.
Get Out (8) - AFCC, AAFCA, BOFCA, KCFCC, PFFCC, SDFCS, SFCS, WAFCA
The Florida Project (4) - DFCSA, NYFCO, SFFCC, TFCA
Lady Bird (4) - CFCA, IFJA, NYFCC, VFCC
The Shape Of Water (3) - DFWFCA, PCC, StLFCA
Call Me By Your Name (2) - IFP, LAFCA
Mudbound (2) - BFCC, NYFCO
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (2) - LVFCS, PCC
Dunkirk - DFCC
A Ghost Story - UFCA
Phantom Thread - BSFC
The Post - NBR
Christopher Nolan (7) - AFCC, DFCC, CFCA, PCC, SFCS, UFCA, WAFCA
Guillermo del Toro (6) - DFWFCA, KCFCC, LAFCA, LVFCS, SFFCC, StLFCA
Greta Gerwig (4) - IFJA, NBR, SDFCS, TFCA
Jordan Peele (4) - AAFCA, BFCC, IFP, PFCC
Paul Thomas Anderson (3) - BOFCA, BSFC, VFCC
Sean Baker (2) - DFCSA, NYFCC
Luca Guadagnino - LAFCA
Dee Rees - NYFCO
Timothee Chalamet (7) - AFCC, BOFCA, CFCA, KCFCC, LAFCA, NYFCC, PCC
Gary Oldman (5) - BFCC, DFWFCA, NYFCO, StLFCA, WAFCA
Daniel Day-Lewis (4) - PFCC, SFCS, TFCA, VFCC
James Franco (3) - DFCC, DFCSA, IFP
Daniel Kaluuya (3) - AAFCA, BSFC, LVFCS
Andy Serkis (2) - SFFCC, UFCA
Harry Dean Stanton - IFJA
Tom Hanks - NBR
James McAvoy - SDFCS
Sally Hawkins (9) - AFCC, BSFC, DFWFCA, KCFCC, LAFCA, PCC, PFCC, SDFCS, UFCA
Frances McDormand (9) - AAFCA, BFCC, BOFCA, DFCSA, LVFCS, PCC, StLFCA, TFCA, WAFCA
Saoirse Ronan (6) - CFCA, IFJA, IFP, NYFCC, SFCS, VFCC
Margot Robbie (2) - NYFCO, SFFCC
Meryl Streep - NBR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Willem Dafoe (17) - AFCC, BFCC, BOFCA, BSFC, CFCA, DFCSA, IFJA, KCFCC, LAFCA, NBR, NYFCC, NYFCO, SFCS, SFFCC, TFCA, UFCA, VFCC
Sam Rockwell (5) - DFWFCA, LVFCS, PCC, SDFCS, WAFCA
Laurence Fishburne - AAFCA
Woody Harrelson - PFCC
Richard Jenkins - StLFCA
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Laurie Metcalf (17) - AFCC, BOFCA, BSFC, CFCA, IFJA, KCFCC, LAFCA, LVFCS, NBR, PCC, SDFCS, SFCS, SFFCC, StLFCA, TFCA, VFCC, WAFCA
Allison Janney (5) - DFCSA, DFWFCA, NYFCO, PFCC, SDFCS
Tiffany Haddish (2) - AAFCA, NYFCC
Mary J. Blige - BFCC
Tatiana Maslany - UFCA
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Get Out (17) - AFCC, AAFCA, BFCC, BOFCA, CFCA, DFCC, IFP, KCFCC, LAFCA, NYFCO, PFCC, SDFCS, SFFCC, TFCA, UFCA, VFCC, WAFCA
Lady Bird (5) - BSFC, DFWFCA, IFJA, PCC, SFCS
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (3) - DFCSA, LVFCS, PCC
Phantom Thread (2) - NBR, NYFCC
The Shape Of Water - StLFCA
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Call Me By Your Name (4) - CFCA, KCFCC, LVFCS, SFFCC
The Disaster Artist (3) - NBR, SDFCS, StLFCA
Logan (2) - IFJA, KCFCC
Mudbound (2) - BFCC, WAFCA
Blade Runner 2049 - UFCA
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Coco (19) - AFCC, AAFCA, BFCC, BOFCA, BSFC, CFCA, DFWFCA, IFJA, LVFCS, NBR, NYFCC, NYFCO, PCC, PFCC, SFCS, SFFCC, StLFCA, UFCA, WAFCA
The Breadwinner (2) - LAFCA, TFCA
The LEGO Batman Movie - DFCSA
My Life As A Zucchini - SDFCS
Blade Runner 2049 (11) - BFCC, BOFCA, CFCA, DFCC, LVFCS, PFCC, SFCS, SFFCC, StLFCA, UFCA, WAFCA
The Shape Of Water (3) - DFWFCA, LAFCA, NYFCO
Dunkirk (3) - AFCC, BSFC, SDFCS
Mudbound - NYFCC
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Phantom Thread (2) - SDFCS, SFCS
Beauty And The Beast - SDFCS
Blade Runner 2049 - LVFCS
BEST FILM EDITING
Baby Driver (6) - CFCA, LVFCS, SDFCS, SFFCC, StLFCA, WAFCA
Dunkirk (3) - BOFCA, LAFCA, SFCS
A Ghost Story - BSFC
BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Blade Runner 2049 (5) - CFCA, LAFCA, LVFCS, SFCS, WAFCA
The Shape Of Water (3) - SDFCS, SFFCC, StLFCA
BEST SOUND MIXING
BEST SOUND EDITING
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Blade Runner 2049 (2) - LVFCS, StLFCA
War For The Planet Of The Apes (2) - SDFCS, SFCS
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Phantom Thread (8) - BOFCA, BSFC, CFCA, LAFCA, PCC, SFCS, SFFCC, StLFCA
The Shape Of Water (5) - BOFCA, DFWFCA, IFJA, LVFCS, UFCA
Blade Runner 2049 - WAFCA
Coco - PFCC
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Coco - LVFCS
Detroit - AAFCA
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BPM (Beats Per Minute) (6) - AFCC, LAFCA, NYFCC, SFFCC, VFCC, WAFCA
The Square (4) - BSFC, CFCA, DFWFCA, TFCA
First They Killed My Father (2) -BOFCA, LVFCS
In The Fade (2) - KCFCC, NYFCO
Raw (2) - PCC, SFCS
Thelma (2) - SDFCS, UFCA
Faces Places - IFJA
A Fantastic Woman - BFCC
Foxtrot - NBR
Graduation - PFCC
Loveless - LAFCA
The Wound - AAFCA
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Jane (10) - AFCC, CFCA, KCFCC, LVFCS, NBR, PFCC, SDFCS, StLFCA, UFCA, WAFCA
Faces Places (6) - BOFCA, LAFCA, NYFCC, SFCS, SFFCC, TFCA
City Of Ghosts (2) - DFWFCA, PCC
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story - NYFCO
Dawson City: Frozen Time - BSFC
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library - VFCC
The Farthest - DFCC
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - DFCSA
Kedi - AFCC
Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 - IFJA
Step - AAFCA
Strong Island - IFP