As the Oscars are being held this Sunday, I thought that I would put up my predictions on who I think should and will win.


Best Visual Effects(I don’t mind if it goes either way)

Should Win: Kubo and the Two Strings – Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean, and Brad Schiff

Will Win: The Jungle Book – Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, and Dan Lemmon

Best Film Editing

Should and Will Win: La La Land – Tom Cross

Best Costume Design

Should Win: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Colleen Atwood

Will Win: Florence Foster Jenkins – Consolata Boyle

Best Makeup And Hairstyling 
Should Win:
Star Trek Beyond – Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo

Will Win: A Man Called Ove – Eva von Bahr and Love Larson

Best Cinematography

Should Win: Arrival – Bradford Young

Will Win: La La Land – Linus Sandgren

Best Production Design

Should and Will Win: La La Land – David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco

Best Sound Mixing

Should and Will Win: Hacksaw Ridge – Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie, and Peter Grace

Best Sound Editing

Should Win: La La Land – Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan

Will Win: Arrival – Sylvain Bellemare

Best Original Song

Should Win:“How Far I’ll Go” from Moana – Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Will Win: “City of Stars” from La La Land – Music by Justin Hurwitz, Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Best Original Score

Should and Will Win: La La Land – Justin Hurwitz

Best Animated Short Film

Should and Will Win: Piper – Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer

Best Live Action Short Film

Should and Will Win: Sing – Kristóf Deák and Anna Udvardy

Best Documentary – Short Subject

Should and Will Win: Joe’s Violin – Kahane Coopermanand Raphaela Neihausen

Best Documentary – Feature (I don’t mind if it goes either way)

Should Win: Life, Animated – Roger Ross Williams and Julie Goldman

Will Win: 13th – Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick, and Howard Barish

Best Foreign Language Film

Should and Will Win: Toni Erdmann (Germany) in German – Maren Ade

Best Animated Feature Film (I don’t mind if it goes either way)

Should Win: Moana – John Musker, Ron Clements, and Osnat Shurer or Kubo and the Two Strings – Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner

Will Win: Zootopia – Byron Howard, Rich Moore, and Clark Spencer

Best Adapted Screenplay

Should Win: Moonlight – Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney from In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney

Will Win: Arrival – Eric Heisserer from “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang

Best Original Screenplay

Should Win: Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan

Will Win: La La Land – Damien Chazelle

Best Supporting Actress(I don’t mind if it goes either way)

Should Win: Naomie Harris – Moonlight as Paula

Will Win: Viola Davis – Fences as Rose Maxson

Best Supporting Actor (I don’t mind if it goes either way)

Should and Will Win: Mahershala Ali – Moonlight as Juan

Best Actress (I don’t mind if it goes either way)

Should Win: Ruth Negga – Loving as Mildred Loving

Will Win: Emma Stone – La La Land as Mia Dolan

Best Actor (Still conflicted about this decision)

Should Win: Denzel Washington – Fences as Troy Maxson

Will Win: Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea as Lee Chandler

Best Director(I don’t mind if it goes either way)

Should Win: Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Will Win: Barry Jenkins – Moonlight

Best Picture(I don’t mind if it goes either way)

Should Win: Moonlight – Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner

Will Win: La La Land – Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, and Marc Platt